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The Legacy of H.L.A. HartLegal, Political, and Moral Philosophy$
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Matthew H. Kramer, Claire Grant, Ben Colburn, and Antony Hatzistavrou

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199542895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542895.001.0001

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On Hart's Ways: Law as Reason and as Fact

On Hart's Ways: Law as Reason and as Fact

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(p.3) 1 On Hart's Ways: Law as Reason and as Fact
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The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart
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John Finnis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542895.003.0001

This chapter criticizes Hart's account of the internal perspective of participants in institutions and practices. It maintains that the inadequacies in Hart's account are importantly connected to the inadequacy of his understanding of the reasons-for-action with which legal officials (and other moral agents) are confronted.

Keywords:   reasons, internal perspective, natural law, legal positivism

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