Law and Philosophy Library

The Legacy of John Austin's Jurisprudence

Editors: Freeman, Michael, Mindus, Patricia (Eds.)

  • The first ever collected volume on John Austin Provides the reader with deep insights on one of the founding fathers of jurisprudence
  • Systematically assesses Austin’s thought and legacy in the light of the contemporary debate
  • Offers a comparative perspective of Austin’s thought and legacy
  • Current trends and major movements within legal theory are taken into account in the light of Austin's philosophy
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This is the first ever collected volume on John Austin, whose role in the founding of analytical jurisprudence is unquestionable. After 150 years, time has come to assess his legacy. The book fills a void in existing literature, by letting top scholars with diverse outlooks flesh out and discuss Austin’s legacy today. A nuanced, vibrant, and richly diverse picture of both his legal and ethical theories emerges, making a case for a renewal of interest in his work. The book applies multiple perspectives, reflecting Austin’s various interests – stretching from moral theory to theory of law and state, from Roman Law to Constitutional Law – and it offers a comparative outlook on Austin and his legacy in the light of the contemporary debate and major movements within legal theory. It sheds new light on some central issues of practical reasoning: the relation between law and morals, the nature of legal systems, the function of effectiveness, the value-free character of legal theory, the connection between normative and factual inquiries in the law, the role of power, the character of obedience and the notion of duty.​

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • John Austin and Constructing Theories of Law

    Bix, Brian H.

    Pages 1-13

  • Austin’s Methodology? His Bequest to Jurisprudence

    Halpin, Andrew

    Pages 15-40

  • “Darkening the Fair Face of Roman Law”: Austin and Roman Law

    Lewis, Andrew

    Pages 41-49

  • Austin, Kelsen, and the Model of Sovereignty: Notes on the History of Modern Legal Positivism

    Vinx, Lars

    Pages 51-71

  • Austin and Scandinavian Realism

    Mindus, Patricia

    Pages 73-106

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4830-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4829-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9413-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Legacy of John Austin's Jurisprudence
Editors
  • Michael Freeman
  • Patricia Mindus
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
103
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4830-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4830-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4829-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9413-9
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 318
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