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Author Hart, H. L. A. (Herbert Lionel Adolphus), 1907-1992.

Title The concept of law / by H.L.A. Hart ; with a postscript edited by Penelope A. Bulloch and Joseph Raz
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994


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 MELB  KA 21 Har/Col 1994  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 315 pages ; 23 cm
Series Clarendon law series
Clarendon law series.
Contents I. Persistent Questions. 1. Perplexities of Legal Theory
Summary H. L. A. Hart's The Concept of Law is without question the most important work of legal philosophy written this century; no other study has made such an important contribution to the study of jurisprudence and legal philosophy. Since it was first published in 1961 its elegant language and balanced arguments have inspired generations of students to address the wider problems associated with the study of law. In this long awaited new edition Hart presents a postscript in which he re-examines the foundations of his philosophy of law, with special attention to Professor Dworkin's criticism of it. With dispassionate lucidity he shows how much of the criticism stems from misunderstanding and confusion of thought. The postscript provides a clarification and a restatement of the fundamental tenets of his position. This thought-provoking new edition will re-open a wide range of debates and will be welcomed by all those with an interest in legal philosophy and jurisprudence
Analysis Jurisprudence
Notes First published: 1961
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Jurisprudence -- Methodology.
Law -- Philosophy.
Author Bulloch, Penelope A.
Raz, Joseph, 1939-
LC no. 94221592
ISBN 0198761228
0198761236 (paperback)