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McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence

McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence (5th edn)

James Penner and Emmanuel Melissaris
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date: 03 December 2021

4. Hart: The Critical Projectlocked

4. Hart: The Critical Projectlocked

  • J. E. PennerJ. E. PennerProfessor of Law, University College London
  •  and E. MelissarisE. MelissarisSenior Lecturer in Law, London School of Economics

Abstract

This chapter explores Hart’s criticisms of classical positivist theory and certain moralist claims about the law. The discussions cover Hart’s methodology; Hart’s gunman and the critique of command theory; and Hart and moral analyses of positive law.

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