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Author Toddington, Stuart
Title Law in Its Own Right : Law in Its Own Right
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2000
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (144 pages)
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Series Legal Theory Today Ser. ; v.v. 1
Legal Theory Today Ser
Note Half Title Page -- Half Title verso -- Title Page -- Title verso -- General Editor's Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- 1. The State of Legal Theory Today -- The Obligation to Obey -- A Wider Theoretical Context -- 'Autonomy' and 'Artificiality' -- Naturalism and Positivism -- Methodological and Substantive Ambiguities -- The Characterisation of Morality -- Evaluation and Description -- 'Morality' or 'Democracy'? -- Legal Validity and 'Legal Validity' -- 2. The Good Sense of Legal Positivism -- The 'Autonomy' of Law -- Morally Sensitive Legal Positivism -- Problems Ahead -- Legal Validity? -- 'Technical' Legal Validity? -- 3. Legal Theory in Sociological Terms -- Terminology -- The Case for the 'Ideal-type' -- Conceptualising Society -- Rethinking the Concept of 'Function' -- Durkheim, Weber and Marx? -- Functionalist Jurisprudence? -- A Fresh Start? -- Defending the Idea of 'Social Structure' -- 4. Legal, Morality or 'The People'? -- Weber, Schmitt and 'Disenchantment' -- Constitutionalism in Pluralist Society -- Constitutionalism and Democracy -- Discretion, Democracy and the Rule of Law -- 5. Law as a Social Contract -- The IA Theory as a Social Contract -- The Continuity of Practical Reason -- 6. The Elements of 'Transparent Autonomy' -- Categories, Procedures and Rules -- Formalistic Interpretation: Facts and Norms -- Finnis: Legal Authority and Moral Incommensurability -- Finnis and Dworkin -- Attributes of a Theory of Authority and Interpretation -- The Implausibility of Incommensurability -- Commensurability and Coherence -- Determinate Presuppostions of Agency -- Validity and Obligation -- Index
This book shows that jurisprudence must acknowledge that the political, the moral, and the legal are located within a continuum of practical reason
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Toddington, Stuart Law in Its Own Right : Law in Its Own Right London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2000 9781841130286
Subject Jurisprudence.;Obedience (Law);Natural obligations
Electronic books
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