Norm and Nature: The Movements of Legal Thought

Oxford University Press (1992)
Is the nature of law to be formal procedure or to embody substantive value? This work deals with the traditional conflict in legal philosophy between positivistic and anti-positivistic theories of law. It examines the conflict with respect to seven central issues in legal philosophy--law as a reason for action, law and authority, the internal point of view to law, the acceptance of law, discretion and principle, interpretation and semantics, and law and the common good. This work argues that although this conflict cannot be resolved, the true nature of law is revealed--not obscured--by this perennial situation.
Keywords Legal positivism  Natural law  Law Philosophy
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Call number K331.S55 1992
ISBN(s) 0198257198  
DOI 10.1086/293689
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