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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

7. The Building Blocks of Law: Norms and their Naturelocked

7. The Building Blocks of Law: Norms and their Naturelocked

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

Abstract

This chapter examines the philosophical issues raised by the law’s use of norms, i.e. things that require a standard of behaviour, such as orders, rules, and duties. The discussions cover norms as exclusionary reasons; the variety of norms; and the Hohfeldian characterisation of legal norms.

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