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Sigwart's Theory of the Assertion Contained in an Imperative

Hans Kelsen

in General Theory of Norms

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252177
eISBN:
9780191681363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252177.003.0053
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

No fact can ever contain an assertion, and so neither does the fact of speaking or uttering an imperative. An assertion — i.e. a statement — is the meaning of an act of thought, and to speak or utter ... More


Commands and Authoritative Legal Reasons

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays on Bentham: Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254683
eISBN:
9780191681509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254683.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter first examines critically Bentham's account of what a command is and the curious theory of assertion, indeed of meaning, on which his analysis in part rests. It then shows that though ... More


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