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H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Neil MacCormick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This substantially revised second edition delivers an introduction to the life and works of H. L. A. Hart, noted Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford from 1952 to 1968. Hart ... More


Rights

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The term “right” is used properly and in a quite standard way in both law and morality. H. L. A. Hart's theory of rights was not only an adjunct to and testing ground for his theory of obligations ... More


Morality, Positive and Critical

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The term “rules” may be applied for certain standards of conduct. In an essay on “Legal and Moral Obligation” in which he criticized what he believed to be extremely 'protestant' in R. M. Hare's ... More


Law, Morality, and Positivism

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

H. L. A. Hart is known as a staunch defender of human and civil liberty. In his celebrated lectures on Law, Liberty and Morality, he argues that the use of legal coercion by any society calls for ... More


Hart's Conception of Law

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

H. L. A. Hart's jurisprudence is detailed in his book, The Concept of Law. This book describes a legal system as a system of social rules that belong to a general class encompassing other types of ... More


Obligation, Duty, Wrongdoing

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

According to H. L. A. Hart, the distinguishing feature of morality and of law is their obligatory character. By giving rise to obligations, morality and law make conduct non-optional. Hart's theory ... More


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