Eminent Legal Philosophers

Andrew Stumpff Morrison

University of Michigan Law School; University of Alabama Law School

December 22, 2013

U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 382

A highly critical reevaluation of the work of H.L.A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin, and Joseph Raz; and in particular of the thesis – central to the views of these and most other recent legal philosophers – that "coercion" is not relevant to "law."

Number of Pages in PDF File: 61

Keywords: H.L.A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Joseph Raz, jurisprudence, coercion, positivism, coercive model, John Austin, Jeremy Bentham, Oliver Wendell Holmes, gunman, command theory, definition of state, definition of sovereign, game theory, Interpretivism, service conception, internal perspective

JEL Classification: K10, K33, K42, C7, H1

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Date posted: December 23, 2013 ; Last revised: March 31, 2015

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Morrison, Andrew Stumpff, Eminent Legal Philosophers (December 22, 2013). U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 382. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2371076 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2371076

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