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legal positivism   Reference library

John Finnis

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
88 words
intending to oppose natural law theory, denies any ‘necessary connexion between law and morality’. Central theses among a loose cluster: (1) law is definable and explainable without ... More
legal positivism to 1970

legal positivism to 1970   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
918 words

From the late eighteenth to the mid‐nineteenth centuries, the utilitarian philosophers Jeremy Bentham and John Austin developed an influential theory

legal positivism since 1970

legal positivism since 1970   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
769 words

Two disputes about the relation between law and morality have dominated recent discussion of positivism, both deriving from issues raised

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