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3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law

3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0003
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Ronald Dworkin was legal positivism's most tenacious critic. ‘Dworkin: the moral integrity of law’ shows that Dworkin's theory includes not only a stimulating account of law and the legal ... More
5. Law and society

5. Law and society  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0005
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‘Law and society’ examines the sociological approach to law, focusing on the two giants of social theory — Émile Durkheim and Max Weber. It also explains the Marxist materialist account of ... More
6. Critical legal theory

6. Critical legal theory  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0006
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‘Critical legal theory’ examines how critical thought repudiates what is taken to be the natural order of things, be it patriarchy (in the case of feminist jurisprudence), the conception of ... More
7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue

7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0007
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Can law be as neutral and value-free as legal positivists seek to demonstrate, or is law steeped in inescapable moral values? Is Hart's focus upon the ‘municipal legal system’ still helpful ... More
2. Legal positivism

2. Legal positivism  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0002
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9780199687008
‘Legal positivism’ examines classical legal positivism as espoused by its two great protagonists, Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, as well as the approaches of modern legal positivists, ... More
Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.001.0001
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book
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9780199687008
The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and ... More

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