The Legacy of John Austin's Jurisprudence

Author: Michael Freeman,Patricia Mindus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400748302

Category: Law

Page: 318

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This is the first ever collected volume on John Austin, whose role in the founding of analytical jurisprudence is unquestionable. After 150 years, time has come to assess his legacy. The book fills a void in existing literature, by letting top scholars with diverse outlooks flesh out and discuss Austin’s legacy today. A nuanced, vibrant, and richly diverse picture of both his legal and ethical theories emerges, making a case for a renewal of interest in his work. The book applies multiple perspectives, reflecting Austin’s various interests – stretching from moral theory to theory of law and state, from Roman Law to Constitutional Law – and it offers a comparative outlook on Austin and his legacy in the light of the contemporary debate and major movements within legal theory. It sheds new light on some central issues of practical reasoning: the relation between law and morals, the nature of legal systems, the function of effectiveness, the value-free character of legal theory, the connection between normative and factual inquiries in the law, the role of power, the character of obedience and the notion of duty.​

Deutsche und Europäische Juristen aus neun Jahrhunderten

Eine biographische Einführung in die Geschichte der Rechtswissenschaft

Author: Gerd Kleinheyer,Jan Schröder

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825245268

Category: Law

Page: 622

View: 3871

"Deutsche und Europäische Juristen aus neun Jahrhunderten" stellt Leben und Werk der bedeutendsten deutschen und europäischen Juristen des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit vor. Im Bild dieser Juristenpersönlichkeiten spiegelt sich die Entwicklung des Rechts durch Rechtsaufzeichnung, Gesetz- und Verfassungsgebung, wie auch der Rechtswissenschaft in Rechtsdogmatik, Rechtsgeschichte und Rechtstheorie wider. Der Hauptteil umfasst mehr als 100 Biografien, im Anhang finden sich weitere 244 Kurzbiografien. Das Buch breitet vor dem Leser die biografische Geschichte der deutschen und europäischen Rechtswissenschaft aus. So ist es zum einen ein Nachschlagewerk, zum anderen ein Lernbuch zur Vorbereitung auf rechtsgeschichtliche Prüfungen. Dieser Titel ist auf verschiedenen e-Book-Plattformen (Amazon, Libreka, Libri) auch als e-Pub-Version für mobile Lesegeräte verfügbar.

The Force of Law

Author: Frederick Schauer

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674368215

Category: Law

Page: 239

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Many legal theorists maintain that laws are effective because we internalize them, obeying even when not compelled to do so. In a comprehensive reassessment of the role of force in law, Frederick Schauer disagrees, demonstrating that coercion, more than internalized thinking and behaving, distinguishes law from society’s other rules.

Law and Authority in British Legal History, 1200–1900

Author: Mark Godfrey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131648338X

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 6561

By presenting original research into British legal history, this volume emphasises the historical shaping of the law by ideas of authority. The essays offer perspectives upon the way that ideas of authority underpinned the conceptualisation and interpretation of legal sources over time and became embedded in legal institutions. The contributors explore the basis of the authority of particular sources of law, such as legislation or court judgments, and highlight how this was affected by shifting ideas relating to concepts of sovereignty, religion, political legitimacy, the nature of law, equity and judicial interpretation. The analysis also encompasses ideas of authority which influenced the development of courts, remedies and jurisdictions, international aspects of legal authority when questions of foreign law or jurisdiction arose in British courts, the wider authority of systems of legal ideas such as natural law, the authority of legal treatises, and the relationship between history, law and legal thought.

Equity and international law

a legal realist approach to the international decisionmaking

Author: Christopher R. Rossi

Publisher: Transnational Pub Inc


Category: Law

Page: 309

View: 3811

When a claimant or an adjudicator demands an interpretation of a right or duty in international law that goes beyond the existing conventional, statutory or customary norms, proceedings enter the uncharted area of equity in international law. This outstanding and original book tackles this complex subject with precision and authority. Evaluating past applications of equity, it is sure to contribute to improving the record of judicial performance in controversies for which equity is alleged to be relevant. Any decision-maker confronted with a claim to apply equity will benefit greatly from a close reading of this book.

The Austinian Theory of Law

Being an Edition of Lectures I,V, and VI of Austin's "Jurisprudence", and of Austin's "Essay on the Uses of the Study of Jurisprudence", with Critical Notes and Excursus

Author: John Austin,William Jethro Brown

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jurisprudence

Page: 383

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A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

Volume 11: Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World

Author: Gerald J. Postema

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048189608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 618

View: 9703

Volume 11, the sixth of the historical volumes of A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence, offers a fresh, philosophically engaged, critical interpretation of the main currents of jurisprudential thought in the English-speaking world of the 20th century. It tells the tale of two lectures and their legacies: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s “The Path of Law” (1897) and H.L.A. Hart’s Holmes Lecture, “Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals” (1958). Holmes’s radical challenge to late 19th century legal science gave birth to a rich variety of competing approaches to understanding law and legal reasoning from realism to economic jurisprudence to legal pragmatism, from recovery of key elements of common law jurisprudence and rule of law doctrine in the work of Llewellyn, Fuller and Hayek to root-and-branch attacks on the ideology of law by the Critical Legal Studies and Feminist movements. Hart, simultaneously building upon and transforming the undations of Austinian analytic jurisprudence laid in the early 20th century, introduced rigorous philosophical method to English-speaking jurisprudence and offered a reinterpretation of legal positivism which set the agenda for analytic legal philosophy to the end of the century and beyond. A wide-ranging debate over the role of moral principles in legal reasoning, sparked by Dworkin’s fundamental challenge to Hart’s theory, generated competing interpretations of and fundamental challenges to core doctrines of Hart’s positivism, including the nature and role of conventions at the foundations of law and the methodology of philosophical jurisprudence.

Recht und Moral

Author: Hans Jörg Sandkühler (Hg.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3787331107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Zwischen Rechtsverständnissen, nach denen es nur juridische, nicht aber moralische Rechte geben kann, und einem individualethischen Ansatz, nach dem Personen moralische Rechte haben, gibt es einen anhaltenden Streit. Im Kontext mit der Bestimmung des Verhältnisses von Recht und Moral gibt es darüber hinaus ein zweites Spannungsfeld: die Frage, ob das Recht einer Begründung durch Moral bedarf, wenn es nicht nur auf Legalität, sondern auch auf Legitimität Anspruch erheben will. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes sind - kontrovers - Differenzierungen zwischen Recht, Moral und Ethik und den Fragen gewidmet, wie sich Moral und Recht zueinander verhalten und ob moralische Ansprüche als Rechte verstanden werden können. Weitere Themen sind Gründe für die Transformation moralischer Ansprüche in positives Recht, der moralische Inhalt und die positiv-rechtliche Form der Menschen- und Grundrechte und philosophische Wege zu Ethik und Recht am Beispiel der gegenwärtigen arabisch-islamischen Philosophie. Inhalt: Hans Jörg Sandkühler: Moral und Recht? Recht oder Moral? Zur Einführung -.- Dietmar von der Pfordten: Zur Differenzierung von Recht, Moral und Ethik -.- Georg Mohr: Gibt es moralische Rechte? -.- Dagmar Borchers: Moralische Rechte - wie steht der Utilitarismus heute dazu? -.- Sarhan Dhouib: Philosophische Wege zu Ethik und Recht. Beispiele aus derarabisch-islamischen Philosophie der Gegenwart -.- Georg Lohmann: Die moralische und die juridische Dimension der Menschenrechte -.- Heiner Bielefeldt: Menschenwürde: der Grund der Menschenrechte -.- Herlinde Pauer-Studer: Verletzung von Menschenrechten.

Common law

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428121519

Category: Common law

Page: 423

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The Nuremberg Trials

Last Tragedy of the Holocaust

Author: Ellis Washington

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: History

Page: 233

View: 4430

Discusses the paradoxical use of positive law during the advent of the Nuremberg trials over sixty years ago, asserting that natural law should have been utilized instead.