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Reflections on 'The Concept of Law'

A. W. Brian Simpson


HLA Hart's The Concept of Law is one of the most influential works of philosophy of the 20th century, redefining the field of legal philosophy and introducing generations of students to philosophical reflection on the nature of law. Since its publication in 1961 an industry of academic research and debate has grown up around the book, disputing, refining, and developing Hart's work. Under the sheer volume of competing interpretations of the book the original contexts — cultural and intellectual — that shaped Hart's project can be obscured. This book attempts to sweep aside the volumes of acade ... More

Keywords: The Concept of Law, HLA Hart, legal philosophy, Oxford, Oxford philosophy, academia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693320
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693320.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. W. Brian Simpson, author
The late A.W. Brian Simpson was the Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law at the University of Michigan