Positive Law and Objective Values

Clarendon Press (2001)
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Using a theory of social conventions and an analysis of law's authoritative nature, this book sets out the scope of law in relation to moral and other critical values. Marmor argues that law is founded on constructive conventions, and that consequently moral values cannot determine what the law is. He also provides an analysis of the concept of objectivity, arguing that many aspects of the law, and of moral values, are metaphysically objective.
Keywords Legal positivism  Law Philosophy
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Call number K331.M375 2001
ISBN(s) 0198268971   9780198268970
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