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On Law and Justice

Alf Ross and Jakob v. H. Holtermann


This book is a classic work of twentieth-century legal philosophy. The first translation into English was notably poor and misrepresented the views expressed in the text. Translated from scratch from the original Danish, this new critical edition casts light on the work and resituates it firmly in the context of current debates in the field. In recent years, Alf Ross (1899–1979) has attracted increasing attention. In H. L. A. Hart’s words, he was ‘the most acute and best-equipped philosopher’ of Scandinavian legal realism. This book provides a comprehensive outline of Ross’s legal realist posi ... More

Keywords: legal philosophy, legal realism, empirical legal research, legal positivism, natural law, logical empiricism, scientifically valid law

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716105
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198716105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alf Ross, author
(1899-1979) was a Danish legal and moral philosopher and scholar of international law

Jakob v. H. Holtermann, editor
University of Copenhagen

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