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Law and Philosophy Library

A Critical Appraisal of Karl Olivecrona's Legal Philosophy

Authors: Spaak, Torben

  • The first full treatment of the legal philosophy of a leading Scandinavian realist
  • Fills a void in contemporary legal philosophy
  • Demonstrates how Olivecrona’s legal philosophy depends very much on the philosophical foundations he embraced
  • Identifies the neglected role of legal coercion by contemporary legal philosophers
  • Draws on original texts in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
  • Provides insights that are not accessible to scholars who do not speak any of the Nordic languages
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About this book

This book offers a critical appraisal of Karl Olivecrona’s legal philosophy. Based on Olivecrona’s critique of the view that law has binding force, the analysis of the concept and function of a legal rule, and the idea that law is a matter of organized force, the book argues that Olivecrona’s legal philosophy is a unique contribution to twentieth century legal philosophy. It shows how Olivecrona’s philosophy can be used in the assessment of contemporary theories of law, such as those put forward by Hart, Raz, Dworkin, and Alexy. In addition, the book argues that Olivecrona’s various discussions of theories defended by key people in the history of legal and political philosophy are highly interesting contributions. They not only increase our understanding of the legal and political philosophy of previous generations, but also enhances our insight into legal-philosophical questions that remain with us today.

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06167-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06166-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38010-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Critical Appraisal of Karl Olivecrona's Legal Philosophy
Authors
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
108
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06167-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06167-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06166-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38010-0
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 288
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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