TITLE

John Austin and Constructing Theories of Law

AUTHOR(S)
Bix, Brian H.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence;Jul2011, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p431
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the work of John Austin's on theory of law or jurisprudential theory and its impact on further theory construction by other philosophers such as Joseph Raz and Ronald Dworkin. It is given that modern approaches to the nature of law, like Joseph Raz's exclusive legal positivism and Ronald Dworkin's interpretivism, offer characterizations of legal practice. It also looks at the criticism towards Austin's work found in the theories of another philosopher, H.L.A Hart.
ACCESSION #
64410535

 

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