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The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism

Robert P. George


This collection of original essays from distinguished legal philosophers offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, an approach to legal theory that continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates. To what extent is the law adequately described as autonomous? Should legal theorists maintain a conceptual separation of law and morality?

Keywords: legal positivism, legal theory, legal theorists, morality, law, conceptual separation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198267904
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267904.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert P. George, editor
Princeton University