Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition, (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2019)

Posted: 6 Nov 2019

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Peter Langford

Edge Hill University

Ian Bryan

Lancaster University

John McGarry

Independent

Date Written: Jan 2019

Abstract

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition provides the first sustained examination of Hans Kelsen’s critical engagement, itself founded upon a distinctive theory of legal positivism, with the Natural Law Tradition. This edited collection commences with a comprehensive introduction which establishes the character of Kelsen’s critical engagement as a general critique of natural law combined with a more specific critique of representative thinkers of the Natural Law Tradition. The subsequent chapters are then devoted to a detailed analysis of Kelsen’s engagement with prominent theorists from the Natural Law Tradition. The volume concludes with an exploration, focusing upon the delineation of a non-positivist legal theory in the debate between Robert Alexy and Joseph Raz, of the continued presence of Kelsenian legal positivism in contemporary legal theory.

Suggested Citation

Langford, Peter and Bryan, Ian and McGarry, John, Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition (Jan 2019). Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition, (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3476311

Peter Langford

Edge Hill University ( email )

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Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP
United Kingdom

Ian Bryan (Contact Author)

Lancaster University ( email )

Lancaster LA1 4YX
United Kingdom

John McGarry

Independent

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