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Islamic Natural Law Theories

Anver M. Emon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579006
eISBN:
9780191722639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579006.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This book offers the first sustained jurisprudential inquiry into Islamic natural law theory. It introduces readers to competing theories of Islamic natural law theory based on close readings of ... More


Law and Philosophy

Michael Freeman and Ross Harrison (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237159
eISBN:
9780191705427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237159.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Current Legal Issues is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year, leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another ... More


Reflections on 'The Concept of Law'

A. W. Brian Simpson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693320
eISBN:
9780191731983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693320.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

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 ... More


Two Views of the Nature of the Theory of Law: A Partial Comparison 1

Joseph Raz

in Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562688
eISBN:
9780191705342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562688.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers the theses of Ronald Dworkin and HLA Hart. It explains (1) why Dworkin was wrong to think that Hart and others were concerned with the meaning of the word ‘law’; (2) why ... More


Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Matthias Klatt (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This volume gathers leading figures from legal philosophy and constitutional theory to offer a critical examination of the work of Robert Alexy. The chapters explore the issues surrounding the ... More


A ‘Justified Normativity’ Thesis in Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law?: Rejoinders to Robert Alexy and Joseph Raz

Stanley L. Paulson

in Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the justified normativity thesis in Kelsen's legal philosophy, with particular attention to the works of Raz and Alexy. It raises doubts about whether anything as ambitious as ... More


Robert Alexy's Philosophy of Law as System

Matthias Klatt

in Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

It has been frequently remarked that the works of Robert Alexy form a system. Mattias Kumm compares Alexy's work to Dworkin's and claims that ‘their works exhibit a holistic or system-based approach ... More


Soft Natural Law

Anver M. Emon

in Islamic Natural Law Theories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579006
eISBN:
9780191722639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579006.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This chapter explores how Voluntarist jurists, who rejected Hard Natural Law, nonetheless developed their own natural law theory by fusing fact and value, but nonetheless upheld their voluntarist ... More


Conclusion

Anver M. Emon

in Islamic Natural Law Theories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579006
eISBN:
9780191722639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579006.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This concluding chapter summarizes the book by utilizing two ironies. The first irony is that despite the contested theological positions of Hard Natural Law and Soft Natural Law jurists, their ... More


The Practice of Value

Joseph Raz

R. Jay Wallace (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278466
eISBN:
9780191699986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278466.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, which honor the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner, are presented annually at each of nine universities in the United States ... More


On the Nature of Law

Joseph Raz

in Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562688
eISBN:
9780191705342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562688.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the universality of the theses of the general theory of law. It argues that all successful legal theories are parochial; that success can be obtained only ... More


Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 1

Leslie Green and Brian Leiter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606443
eISBN:
9780191729683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606443.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This work is an annual forum for some of the best new philosophical work on law, by both senior and junior scholars from around the world. The chapters range widely over issues in general ... More


A Pure Theory of Law?

Andrei Marmor

in Philosophy of Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141671
eISBN:
9781400838707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141671.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Hans Kelsen's influential attempt to present a “pure” theory of law, and the reasons for its failure. It tries to show that Kelsen's pure theory of law is the most striking—and ... More


The Voluntarist Critique of Hard Natural Law

Anver M. Emon

in Islamic Natural Law Theories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579006
eISBN:
9780191722639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579006.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This chapter provides an analytic overview of the opponents of Hard Natural Law, whose critique was launched from a Voluntarist perspective. Voluntarist jurists considered Shari'a values to be ... More


Legal Philosophy: Roots and Recent Themes

John Finnis

in Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580088
eISBN:
9780191729409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580088.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is a third version — this time for a Chinese readership — of a brief (sixteen-page) encyclopedia-style overview of the history of Western legal philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Hart, ... More


Introduction

Andrei Marmor

in Philosophy of Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141671
eISBN:
9781400838707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141671.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of legal validity and the three main schools of thought have emerged in response to the general questions concerning the conditions ... More


Is Legal Philosophy Normative?

Andrei Marmor

in Philosophy of Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141671
eISBN:
9781400838707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141671.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

H. L. A. Hart characterized his theory about the nature of law as “descriptive and morally neutral.” Like previous legal positivists such as John Austin and Hans Kelsen, he thought that a ... More


Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

H. L. A. Hart

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253884
eISBN:
9780191681431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253884.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapters in this book were written in the twenty-eight years following H. L. A. Hart's inaugural lecture in 1953 as Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford. Originally published in England, the ... More


Introduction: A Government of Laws

Christopher J. Peters

in A Matter of Dispute: Morality, Democracy, and Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387223
eISBN:
9780199894338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387223.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter develops the book's central problem—the problem of legal authority—and outlines the book's arguments in response to it. It introduces the apparent tension between morality ... More


Normativity and Norms: Critical Perspectives on Kelsenian Themes

Stanley L. Paulson (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198763154
eISBN:
9780191695209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198763154.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Hans Kelsen's efforts in the areas of legal philosophy and legal theory are considered by many scholars of law to be the most influential thinking of recent years. This book makes available some of ... More


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