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Legal Reasoning and Legal Theory

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ISBN-10: 0198763840

ISBN-13: 9780198763840

Edition: 1994

Authors: Neil MacCormick

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Since its first appearance in 1979, this work has established itself as a classic of legal philosophy. This study focuses on current jurisprudential debate between the "positivist" views of Herbert Hart and the "rights thesis" of Ronald Dworkin. MacCormick provides a critical analysis of the Dworkin position while also modifying Hart's. It stands firmly on its own as a contribution to an extensive literature. Now available in paperback, and with a new foreword by the author, this popular book will continue to be of use to students and teachers of law, legal theory, and philosophy.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Foreword
Further Reading
Table of Cases
Introduction
Deductive Justification
Deductive Justification - Presuppositions and Limits
The Constraint of Formal Justice
Second-Order Justification
Consequentialist Arguments
The Requirement of 'Coherence': Principles and Analogies
The Requirement of Consistency and the Problem of Interpretation: Clear Cases and Hard Cases
Legal Reasoning and Legal Theory
Excursus
Law, Morality, and the Limits of Practical Reason
Appendix: On the 'Internal Aspect' of Norms
Index of Statutes Cited
General Index