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Law, Liberty, and Morality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 88

Law, Liberty, and Morality

This incisive book deals with the use of the criminal law to enforce morality, in particular sexual morality, a subject of particular interest and importance since the publication of the Wolfenden Report in 1957. Professor Hart first considers John Stuart Mill's famous declaration: "The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community is to prevent harm to others." During the last hundred years this doctrine has twice been sharply challenged by two great lawyers: Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, the great Victorian judge and historian of the common law, and Lord Devlin, who both argue that the use of the criminal law to enforce morality is justified. The author examines their arguments in some detail, and sets out to demonstrate that they fail to recognize distinction of vital importance for legal and political theory, and that they espouse a conception of the function of legal punishment that few would now share.

The Concept of Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 333

The Concept of Law

  • Categories: Law

The Concept of Law is one of the most influential texts in English-language jurisprudence. 50 years after its first publication its relevance has not diminished and in this third edition, Leslie Green adds an introduction that places the book in a contemporary context, highlighting key questions about Hart's arguments and outlining the main debates it has prompted in the field. The complete text of the second edition is replicated here, including Hart'sPostscript, with fully updated notes to include modern references and further reading.

Causation in the Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 596

Causation in the Law

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1985-05-16
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

An updated and extended second edition supporting the findings of its well-known predecessor which claimed that courts employ common-sense notions of causation in determining legal responsibility.

The Concept Of Law (Oip)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

The Concept Of Law (Oip)

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002-10-24
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The Book Has Extensive Notes On The Theoretical Work Of Other Jurists Including References To Austin`S Imperative Theory, Kelson`S Theory Of Basic Norm, And Fuller`S Natural Law Theory.

The Concept of Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 262

The Concept of Law

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1961
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 404

Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1983-11-24
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

This important collection of essays includes Professor Hart's first defense of legal positivism; his discussion of the distinctive teaching of American and Scandinavian jurisprudence; an examination of theories of basic human rights and the notion of "social solidarity," and essays on Jhering, Kelsen, Holmes, and Lon Fuller.

Causation in the Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 454

Causation in the Law

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1962
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Immorality and Treason
  • Language: en

Immorality and Treason

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1961
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Punishment and the Elimination of Responsibility
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Punishment and the Elimination of Responsibility

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1962
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Essays on Bentham
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272