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A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

Volume 11: Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World

Postema, Gerald

2011, XXV, 618p.

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  • Presents the first multivolume treatment of all important issues in the legal philosophy field
  • Provides a classical reference work
  • Edited by the renowned theorist Enrico Pattaro and his team

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence is the first-ever multivolume treatment of the issues in legal philosophy and general jurisprudence, from both a theoretical and a historical perspective. The work is aimed at jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. Edited by the renowned theorist Enrico Pattaro and his team, this book is a classical reference work that would be of great interest to legal and practical philosophers as well as to jurists and legal scholar at all levels. The work is divided The theoretical part (published in 2005), consisting of five volumes, covers the main topics of the contemporary debate; the historical part, consisting of six volumes (Volumes 6-8 published in 2007; Volumes 9 and 10, published in 2009; Volume 11 published in 2011 and volume 12 forthcoming in 2012/2013), accounts for the development of legal thought from ancient Greek times through the twentieth century. The entire set will be completed with an index.

Volume 11 
Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World

Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World offers a fresh, philosophically engaged, critical interpretation of the main currents of jurisprudential thought in the English-speaking world of the 20th century. It tells the tale of two lectures and their legacies: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s “The Path of Law” (1897) and H.L.A. Hart’s Holmes Lecture, “Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals” (1958). Holmes’s radical challenge to late 19th century legal science gave birth to a rich variety of competing approaches to understanding law and legal reasoning from realism to economic jurisprudence to legal pragmatism, from recovery of key elements of common law jurisprudence and rule of law doctrine in the work of Llewellyn, Fuller and Hayek to root-and-branch attacks on the ideology of law by the Critical Legal Studies and Feminist movements. Hart, simultaneously building upon and transforming the undations of Austinian analytic jurisprudence laid in the early 20th century, introduced rigorous philosophical method to English-speaking jurisprudence and offered a reinterpretation of legal positivism which set the agenda for analytic legal philosophy to the end of the century and beyond. A wide-ranging debate over the role of moral principles in legal reasoning, sparked by Dworkin’s fundamental challenge to Hart’s theory, generated competing interpretations of and fundamental challenges to core doctrines of Hart’s positivism, including the nature and role of conventions at the foundations of law and the methodology of philosophical jurisprudence.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Analytic Jurisprudence - Austinian - Common-Law - Common-law Jurisprudence - Continental Europe - Dworkin - English-speaking World - General Jurisprudence - H.L.A. Hart’s - History of Philosophy of Law - Jurisprudential Thought - Latin America - Legal Philosophy - Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century - Legal Positivism - Legal Pragmatism - Natural-law Theory - Oliver Wendell Holmes - Philosophy of a Law - Positivism - Rule of Law Doctrine - Separation of Law and Morals - The Civil Law World - Theory of Legal Reasoning - Treatise of Legal Philosophy

Related subjects » Law - Philosophy - Value Theory

Table of contents 

A Note on the Author.- General Editor’s Preface to Volumes 11 and 12 of the Treatise.- Preface to Volume 11.- Acknowledgements .- Part I – Prologue.- Chapter 1 - Analytic Jurisprudence Established.- Chapter 2 - Justice Holmes: A New Path for American Jurisprudence.- Chapter 3 - Realism and Reaction.- Chapter 4 - Implicit Law and Principles of Legality.- Chapter 5 - Economic Jurisprudence.- Chapter 6 - Critical Jurisprudence and the Rule of Law.- Chapter 7 - Hart’s Critical Positivism.- Chapter 8 - Positivism Extended: Institutions, Sources, Authority, and Law and Moral Reasoning.- Chapter 9 - Positivism Challenged: Interpretation, Integrity, and Law.- Chapter 10 - The Incorporation Debate.- Chapter 11 - Conventions and the Foundations of Law.- Chapter 12 - Analytic Jurisprudence Confronted.- Chapter 13 - Concluding Note.- Bibliography.- Index of Subjects.- Index of Names.

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