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The concept of law /

by Hart, H. L. A. (Herbert Lionel Adolphus); Bulloch, Penelope A; Raz, Joseph; Green, Leslie.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Clarendon law series: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012Edition: Third edition.Description: lv, 333 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780199644704; 0199644705; 9780199644698; 0199644691.Subject(s): Jurisprudence -- Methodology | Law -- Philosophy | In memory of Professor Konstantinos Arvanitakis, AC Class of 1958
Contents:
Persistent questions -- Laws, commands, and orders -- The variety of laws -- Sovereign and subject -- Law as the union of primary and secondary rules -- The foundations of a legal system -- Formalism and rule-scepticism -- Justice and morality -- Laws and morals -- International law.
Summary: Fifty years on from its original publication, this is widely recognized as the most important work of legal philosophy published in the twentieth century, and remains the starting point for most students coming to the subject for the first time. This third edition contains a new introduction that sets the book in the context of subsequent developments in social and political philosophy, highlighting misunderstandings of the original text and central tensions and problems in the work.
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Originally published: 1961.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-325) and index.

Persistent questions -- Laws, commands, and orders -- The variety of laws -- Sovereign and subject -- Law as the union of primary and secondary rules -- The foundations of a legal system -- Formalism and rule-scepticism -- Justice and morality -- Laws and morals -- International law.

Fifty years on from its original publication, this is widely recognized as the most important work of legal philosophy published in the twentieth century, and remains the starting point for most students coming to the subject for the first time. This third edition contains a new introduction that sets the book in the context of subsequent developments in social and political philosophy, highlighting misunderstandings of the original text and central tensions and problems in the work.

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