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, H1working papers series
Date posted: December 23, 2013 ; Last revised: June 11, 2014
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