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Promising and Natural Law

P. S. Atiyah

in Promises, Morals, and Law

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254799
eISBN:
9780191681530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254799.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The chapter discusses the profound difference between the views of the Natural Lawyers and modern English lawyer concerning issues of promise. The fact that a promise was ‘naturally’ binding was a ... More


Law

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hegel's legal philosophy has been categorised in various ways. Different commentators claim Hegel's theory endorses natural law, legal positivism, the historical school of jurisprudence, a precursor ... More


Promises, Morals, and Law

P. S. Atiyah

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254799
eISBN:
9780191681530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254799.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book attempts an analysis of the nature of promissory obligations. The subject is one which has attracted a great deal of attention among both moral and linguistic philosophers, but the book ... More


Was Dworkin an Originalist?

Lawrence A. Alexander

in The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190466411
eISBN:
9780190466442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466411.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In this chapter, I embrace Jeff Goldsworthy’s conclusion that Ronald Dworkin was an originalist regarding the meaning of canonical legal texts. I briefly examine the evidence for that claim, and I ... More


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