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Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV

John Finnis


This volume collects twenty-two chapters, grouped in four parts. These include two recent appreciations and critiques of Hart's legal and political theories; a thorough appreciation and critique of Dworkin's Law's Empire, and of Raz's theory of authority and coordination; and critiques of John Gardner on legal positivism and of Jules Coleman and Brian Leiter on positivism and naturalism. Aquinas is celebrated as founder of a sound account of law's positivity. Weber's accounts of the fact-value distinction, and of legitimation, Unger's theory of indeterminacy in law, Posner's law and economics ... More

Keywords: authority, coordination, positivity, legitimation, law and economics, Hart, Raz, Dworkin, Posner, Unger

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580088
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580088.001.0001


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John Finnis, author
Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy Emeritus at Oxford University and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame
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