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The Legacy of John Austin's Jurisprudence
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy. (Praktisk Filosofi)
2013 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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 on the backdrop 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.​

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Dordrecht: Springer, 2013.
, Law and Philosophy Library, 103
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Philosophy Law and Society Law (excluding Law and Society) Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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Practical Philosophy; Legal History and Sociology of Law; Jurisprudence; Ethics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181279DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4830-9ISBN: 978-94-007-4829-3ISBN: 978-94-007-4830-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-181279DiVA: diva2:555608
Available from: 2012-09-20 Created: 2012-09-20 Last updated: 2012-10-01Bibliographically approved

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