Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Online, 2015

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 15/28

15 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2015 Last revised: 8 May 2015

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Michael Sevel

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: April 20, 2015

Abstract

A review essay (forthcoming in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews) critically discussing Gerald Postema’s Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World (Springer, 2011). The book is an invaluable contribution to the history of the philosophy of law, and sheds light on the state of the field in the early twenty-first century.

Keywords: general jurisprudence, legal positivism, legal theory, Oliver Wendell Holmes, HLA Hart, legal realism, philosophy of law

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Sevel, Michael, Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World (April 20, 2015). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Online, 2015; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 15/28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2596443

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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