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A life of H.L.A. Hart : the nightmare and the noble dream

Author: Nicola Lacey; Oxford Scholarship Online.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: (Oxford Scholarship Online).
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is the biography of H.L.A. Hart, the pre-eminent legal philosopher of the 20th century. As a scholar he re-invented the philosophy of law and revolutionised our understanding of law as a social institution. His writings had an enormous impact on informed public opinion in the 1960s.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lacey, Nicola.
Life of H.L.A. Hart.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
Named Person: H L A Hart; H L A Hart
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Lacey; Oxford Scholarship Online.
ISBN: 9780199274970 0199274975 9780199202775 019920277X 0191705950 9780191705953
OCLC Number: 1058032006
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010. (Oxford Scholarship Online). Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) or Firefox 2.0 (or higher). Available as searchable text in HTML format. Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Description: xxii, 422 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Harrogate, Cheltenham, Bradford --
An Oxford scholar --
Success snatched from defeat: London and the bar --
Jenifer --
From the Inns of Court to military intelligence: MI5, marriage, and fatherhood --
Oxford from the other side of the fence --
Selling philosophy to the lawyers: the chair of jurisprudence --
American jurisprudence through English eyes: Harvard 1956-7 --
Law in the perspective of philosophy: causation in the law, the concept of law --
West and east, California and Israel: law, liberty, and morality; Kelsen visited; The morality of the criminal law --
Discipline, punishment, and responsibility --
Old Turks and young fogeys: Bentham and Brasenose --
The nightmare and the noble dream.
Series Title: (Oxford Scholarship Online).
Other Titles: Life of Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart
Oxford scholarship online.
Responsibility: Nicola Lacey.

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This volume is the biography of H.L.A. Hart, the pre-eminent legal philosopher of the 20th century. As a scholar he re-invented the philosophy of law and revolutionised our understanding of law as a social institution. His writings had an enormous impact on informed public opinion in the 1960s.

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