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The Philosophy of law

Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1977.
Series: Oxford readings in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Echoing the debate about the nature of law that has dominated legal philosophy for several decades, this volume includes essays on the nature of law and on law not as it is but as it should be. Wherever possible, essays have been chosen that have provoked direct responses from other legal philosophers, and in two cases these responses are included.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Dworkin
ISBN: 0198750226 9780198750222
OCLC Number: 2688432
Description: 176 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Positivism and the separation of law and morals / H.L.A. Hart --
Is law a system of rules? / R.M. Dworkin --
Morals and the criminal law / Lord Patrick Devlin --
Immorality and treason / H.L.A. Hart --
A theory of civil disobedience / J. Rawls --
A defence of abortion / J.J. Thomson --
The rights and wrongs of abortion / J. Finnis --
A theory of freedom of expression / T. Scanlon.
Series Title: Oxford readings in philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by R.M. Dworkin.
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A selection of important writings which together suggest that legal philosophy is the nerve of legal reasoning.  Read more...

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`Extremely useful and stimulating coverage of different debates in legal philosophy.' Dr. H. Sommerlad, Leeds Polytechnic

 
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