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In Defense of Legal PositivismLaw Without Trimmings$
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Matthew H. Kramer

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264834

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264834.001.0001

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Elements of a Conceptual Framework

Elements of a Conceptual Framework

(p.216) 8 Elements of a Conceptual Framework
In Defense of Legal Positivism


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This chapter begins by offering positivist reconceptions of major juristic concepts such as formal justice, legal authority, normativity, and obligation. It then rebuts some natural-law arguments propounded by Deryck Beyleveled and Roger Brownsword, John Finnis, and Stephen Perry.

Keywords:   legal positivism, natural law, John Finnis, Stephen Perry, authority, normativity, justice, obligation, Deryck Beyleveled, Roger Brownsword

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