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Morality and the nature of law

Author: Kenneth Einar Himma
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A complete survey of Himma's acclaimed work in general jurisprudence and a restatement of his influential take on 'inclusive legal positivism', in dialogue with its chief rivals. This book offers an overview of the methodology of conceptual analysis in legal theory and its grounding in moral philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1031917245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Einar Himma
ISBN: 9780191790089 0191790087 9780191035197 019103519X
OCLC Number: 1078423126
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Contents: Cover; Morality and the Nature of Law; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: What Do You Mean by "Law," Anyway?; 1. Relationships Between Law and Morality; 1. Three types of inquiry about law; 2. Natural law theories; 3. Inclusive legal positivism; 4. Who cares?; 4.1 Does a conceptual theory of law have any practical implications?; 4.2 Should conceptual jurisprudence not be done?; 2. Rethinking the Traditional Interpretation of Anti-​Positivist Theories: Classical Natural Law Theory and Dworkinian Interpretivism; 1. Modest and immodest approaches to conceptual analysis 2. Two concepts of law3. Four possible interpretations of a conceptual theory of law; 4. Legal positivism as assuming MCA to explain the descriptive concept of law; 5. The traditional interpretation of natural law theory construed as a rival to positivism; 6. Dworkin's interpretivism construed as a rival to positivism; 7. Construing classical natural law and interpretivism as deploying MCA to explain an evaluative concept of law; 8. What do Finnis and Dworkin say?; 9. Can ICA ground a viable conceptual methodology?; 10. Conclusions 3. Legal Positivism and the Possibility of Moral Criteria of Validity1. The Differentiation Thesis; 2. Conceptual foundations of legal positivism; 2.1 The Artifact Thesis; 2.2 The Separability Thesis; 2.3 The Conventionality Thesis; 2.4 The relationship between the criteria of validity and the rule of recognition; 3. Inclusive legal positivism; 4. Inclusive Positivism and the Arguments from Authority; 1. Epistemic and practical authority; 2. Practical authority as grounded in a claim of right; 3. Power, de facto authority, legitimate authority, and the law 4. Conceptual relations between law and authority5. The service conception of authority; 6. Practical authority and the possibility of moral criteria of validity: The Arguments from Authority; 6.1 Law's claim of legitimate authority: The general strategy of the Arguments from Authority; 6.2 The Authority Thesis, the Preemption Thesis, and inclusive positivism; 6.3 The Authority Thesis, NJT, and inclusive positivism; 6.4 The directives of practical authority as expressing its view about what ought to be done; 7. Looking ahead: Evaluating the Arguments from Authority 5. Law's Claim of Legitimate Authority1. Understanding the content of a claim of legitimate authority; 2. Can law make claims? Two possible interpretations; 3. Deriving law's claim of legitimacy from the beliefs and claims of officials; 4. Do the beliefs and claims of officials imply a claim of legitimacy?; 4.1 The use of the language of rights and duties; 4.2 Officials' belief that they have a right to impose obligations; 4.3 Officials' claim that subjects owe allegiance; 4.4 Designation of officials as "authorities"; 4.5 Officials' claim that subjects have an obligation to obey the law
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