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.
The modern state claims supreme authority over the lives of all its citizens. Drawing together political philosophy, jurisprudence, and public choice theory, this book forces the reader to reconsider some basic assumptions about the authority of the state. Various popular and influential theories - conventionalism, contractarianism, and communitarianism - are assessed by the author and found to fail. Leslie Green argues that only the consent of the governed can justify the state's claims to authority. While he denies that there is a general obligation to obey the law, he nonetheless rejects philosophical anarchism and defends civility - the willingness to tolerate some imperfection in institutions - as a political virtue.
This book was written with a passion for words, a mission for understanding and healing and an unapologetic interpretation of many truths. Taken from personal experiences and observations, Crystallized tears is a book that every adult who has begun to truly experience life can appreciate. The author, Leslie Green is a devoted Christian who has dedicated her life to being a vessel for God. She is an ordained minister, Certified Medical Assistant, Licensed Nursing Assistant and is a few semesters away from completing a BA in Psychology by early 2013. Green’s already noted accomplishments include a previously published book entitled, “And The Two Shall Become One Flesh” co-written with husband Lionel Green. The two have also made a name for themselves as the power couple husband and wife ministry, “Lionel & Leslie”. Leslie has written many published songs, a children’s coloring book on safety, articles and news columns. Green vows to continue with her writing, music ministry and Sermonettes geared towards encouraging women.