Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World

Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence, Vol. 11, Autumn 2011

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1785428

10 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2011 Last revised: 4 Feb 2012

Gerald J. Postema

University of North Carolina - Philosophy and Law

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Date Written: February 3, 2012

Abstract

This above-titled monograph tells a critical history of Anglophone general jurisprudence and legal philosophy in the twentieth century as a tale of two Boston lectures, separated by sixty years, and their respective legacies: Holmes’s "Path of Law" (1897) and Hart’s Holmes Lecture "Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals" (1958). The text here consists of the Preface and Table of Contents of this soon-to-be-published work.

Keywords: Jurisprudence, Legal Philosophy, Holmes, Hart, Raz, Dworkin, Waldron, Authority

Suggested Citation

Postema, Gerald J., Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World (February 3, 2012). Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence, Vol. 11, Autumn 2011; UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1785428. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1785428

Gerald J. Postema (Contact Author)

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