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Title The Cambridge companion to legal positivism / edited by Torben Spaak, Stockholm University; Patricia Mindus, Uppsala University.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.


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Description pages cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Cambridge companions to law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Torben Spaak and Patricia Mindus -- Positivism, realism, and sources of law / Leslie Green -- Normative legal positivism / Frederick Schauer -- Legal positivism as a realist theory of law / Brian Leiter -- The German tradition of legal positivism / Stephan Kirste -- The French tradition of legal positivism / Michel Troper -- The Italian tradition of legal positivism / Ricardo Guastini -- The British tradition of legal positivism / Gerald J. Postema -- Jeremy Bentham and the origins of legal positivism / Philip Schofield -- John Austin / Michael Lobban -- The normative power of the factual : Georg Jellinek's phenomenological theory of reflective legal positivism / Jens Kersten -- Hans Kelsen's non-reductive positivism / Michael S. Green -- The legal positivism of H. L. A. Hart / Matthew Kramer -- From savigny to linguistic analysis : legal positivism through Bobbio's eye / Pierluigi Chiassoni -- Joseph Raz's approach to legal positivism / Brian Bix -- Bulygin's analytical legal positivism / María Cristina Redondo -- Social-practice legal positivism and the normativity thesis / Stefano Bertea -- Social facts and legal facts : perils of Hume's Guillotine / Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki -- The scope of legal positivism : validity and interpretation? / Torben Spaak -- What is law and what counts as law? The separation thesis in context / Andrei Marmor -- The origins of inclusive legal positivism / W. J. Waluchow -- Disruptive implications of legal positivism's social efficacy thesis / Brian Z. Tamanaha -- The semantic thesis in legal positivism / Michael S. Green -- Legal positivism and metaethics / Kevin Toh -- The normativity of law / Brian Bix -- An Italian path to legal positivism : Ferrajoli's Garantismo / J.J. Moreso -- Gustav Radbruch's critique of legal positivism / Martin Borowski -- Good order and workable arrangements : Lon Fuller's critique of legal positivism / Kenneth Winston -- Dworkin's criticism of hart's positivism / Dennis Patterson -- Tracing Finnis's criticism of hart's internal point of view : instability and the 'point' of human action in law / Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco -- Alexy's critique of legal positivism / Jan Sieckmann -- Mark Greenberg on legal positivism / Barbara Levenbook -- Positivism and totalitarianism / David Dyzenhaus.
Summary "Although the subject-matter of jurisprudence (sometimes called 'legal theory') is not understood in precisely the same way everywhere, everyone agrees that the question of the nature of law falls within the purview of jurisprudence. The central question is, 'What is law?', or 'What is the nature of law?', and it is usually here that one encounters legal positivism and its main challenger, natural law theory, for the first time. The central question in the debate between legal positivists and natural law thinkers - the perennial finalists in the world cup of legal theory - is often said to concern the relation between law and (true) morality: Whereas natural law thinkers maintain that law is necessarily moral, that there is a necessary connection between law and morality, legal positivists hold instead that the relation between law and morality is contingent, that law is sometimes moral, sometimes immoral, and argue that the question of whether we have an obligation to obey the law can be answered only after we have considered the content and the administration of the law in the relevant jurisdiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Legal positivism.
Law -- Philosophy.
Added Author Spaak, Torben, editor.
Mindus, Patricia, editor.
ISBN 9781108427678 (hardback)
9781108447010 (paperback
9781108636377 (ebook)