The Argument From Injustice: A Reply to Legal Positivism

Oxford University Press UK (2002)
At the heart of this book is the age-old question of how law and morality are related. The legal positivist, insisting on the separation of the two, explicates the concept of law independently of morality. The author challenges this view, arguing that there are, first, conceptually necessary connections between law and morality and, second, normative reasons for including moral elements in the concept of law. While the conceptual argument alone is too limited to establish a sufficiently strong connection between law and morality, and the normative argument alone fails to address the nature of law, the two arguments together support a nonpositivistic concept of law, toppling legal positivism qua comprehensive theory of law.
Keywords Legal positivism  Effectiveness and validity of law
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Call number K331.A4313 2002
ISBN(s) 9780198259879   0198259875   0199584214   9780199584215
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