Philosophy of Law

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 2015

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 15/18

29 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2015 Last revised: 6 Aug 2018

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Brian Leiter

University of Chicago

Michael Sevel

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: March 5, 2015

Abstract

A brief and general introduction to the philosophy of law. The article includes a history of the philosophy of law from Ancient Greece to the present, and a discussion of the primary questions and arguments of the field.

Keywords: Jurisprudence, philosophy of law, legal positivism, natural law theory, legal realism

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Leiter, Brian and Sevel, Michael, Philosophy of Law (March 5, 2015). ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 2015; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 15/18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2574486

Brian Leiter

University of Chicago ( email )

1111 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Michael Sevel (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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