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Reason, Democracy, Society

A Treatise on the Basis of Legal Thinking

Authors: Urbina, Sebastián

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Reason, Democracy, Society deals with basic points of legal theory and philosophy of law. The main contention of the book relates to the insufficiencies of the legal positivistic approach. Some of its claims are that we must sharply separate what the law is from, what the law ought to be, and that we can know what the law is without appealing to meta-legal considerations. These and other claims are criticized. The author shows that with the legal positivistic approach we cannot know, in all cases, what the law is, if that is equated to the rules posited by the legislator. He also challenges H.L.A. Hart's and MacCormick's points of view, amongst others, about the characteristic corner stones of legal positivism. Some other issues relate to human rights, legal rationality and efficiency and ethics. This book will be of interest to philosophers concerned with law or ethics, those concerned with justice in modern society and to jurists and law students.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reason, Democracy, Society
Book Subtitle
A Treatise on the Basis of Legal Thinking
Authors
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
25
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2846-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2846-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4262-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4759-5
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 246
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