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Controversies about law's ontology

Author: Paul Amselek; Neil MacCormick; University of Edinburgh. Centre for Criminology and the Social and Philosophical Study of Law.
Publisher: [Edinburgh] : Edinburgh University Press, [1991], ©1991.
Series: Edinburgh law and society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [English edition]View all editions and formats
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Legal theorists debate the issue of the "existence" of law - does law exist, and if so, how, and on what footing? Is it complete in itself, or subject to gaps? Is law self-sustaining, or has it  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Amselek; Neil MacCormick; University of Edinburgh. Centre for Criminology and the Social and Philosophical Study of Law.
ISBN: 0748602801 9780748602803
OCLC Number: 818443806
Notes: The papers in this volume were originally presented at a colloquium on the theme, Controversies about law's ontology, organised in Paris, May, 1988 by the Centre de Philosophie du Droit of the University of Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Paris, and the Centre for Criminology and the Social and Philosophical Study of Law of the University of Edinburgh.
First published in French by Presses Universitaires de France, Paris in 1989.
Description: xiii, 160 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword to the English edition / Neil MacCormick --
Foreword to the French edition / Paul Amselek --
Locating the law --
Law in things / Michel Villey --
Law in the mind / Paul Amselek --
Contingency and necessity in law --
Voluntarist theories of law: ontology and the theory of legal science / Michel Troper --
Institutionalist theories of law / Ota Weinberger --
Structuralist theories of law / André-Jean Arnaud Openness and finitude in law --
On 'open texture' in law / Neil MacCormick --
On gaps in the law / Ronald Dworkin --
On the unstated in law: implicit presuppositions and conventions / Jerzy Wróblewski --
The autopoietic theory of law: autonomy of law and contextual transfer / Helmut Willke --
Legal system and reality: a discussion of the autopoietic theory of law / Christophe Grzegorczyk --
A final word / Enrico Pattaro.
Series Title: Edinburgh law and society series.
Other Titles: Controverses autour de l'ontologie du droit.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Amselek and Neil MacCormick.

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