"This volume collects many of the key essays exploring the possible relationships between the concepts of law and morality, a central concern of contemporary philosophizing about law. It is organized around five conceptual issues: classical natural law theory; legal positivism's separability thesis; Ronald Dworkin's constructive interpretivism; inclusive legal positivism's assertion that there can be legal systems with moral criteria of legality; and the relevance of morality and moral theorizing in theorizing about the concept of law and associated legal concepts. Each of the essays makes an important contribution toward addressing these issues."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2005 by Ashgate Publishing.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 502-505) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
part Part I Classical Natural Law Theory chapter 1 John Finnis (1990), 'Natural Law and Legal Reasoning', Cleveland State Law Review, 38, pp. 1-13 chapter 2 John Finnis (1986), 'The chapter 3 Mark C. Murphy (2003), 'Natural Law Jurisprudence', Legal Theory, 9, pp. 241-67 chapter 4 Brian Bix (2000), 'On the Dividing Line Between Natural Law Theory and Legal Positivism', Notre Dame Law Review, 75, pp. 1613-24 part Part II The Separability Thesis chapter 5H.L.A. Hart (1958), 'Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals', Harvard Law Review, 71, pp. 593-629 chapter 6 Hans Kelsen (1960), 'What is the Pure Theory of Law?', Tulane Law Review, 34, pp. 269-76 chapter 7 David Lyons (1982), 'Moral Aspects of Legal Theory', Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 7, pp. 223-54 chapter 8 Joseph Raz (2003), 'About Morality and the Nature of Law', American Journal of Jurisprudence, 48, pp. 1-15 part Part III Constructive Interpretivism chapter 9 Ronald Dworkin (1982), 'Law as Interpretation', Texas Law Review, 60, pp. 527-50 chapter 10 Joseph Raz (1986), 'Dworkin: A New Link in the Chain', California Law Review, 74, pp. 1103-19 chapter 11 John Finnis (1987), 'On Reason and Authority in Law's Empire', Law and Philosophy, 6, pp. 357-80 chapter 12 Kenneth Einar Himma (2003), 'Trouble in Law's Empire: Rethinking Dworkin's Third Theory of Law', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 23, pp. 345-77 part Part IV Inclusive Legal Positivism chapter 13 Joseph Raz (1985), 'Authority, Law and Morality', Monist, 68, pp. 295-324 chapter 14 Scott J. Shapiro (1998), 'On Hart's Way Out', Legal Theory, 4, pp. 469-507 chapter 15 Jules L. Coleman (1998), 'Incorporationism, Conventionality, and the Practical Difference Thesis', Legal Theory, 4, pp. 381-425 part Part V Morality and Conceptual Methodology chapter 16 Joseph Raz (1996), 'On the Nature of Law', Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, 82, pp. 1-25 chapter 17 Brian Leiter (2003), 'Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate: The Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence', American Journal of Jurisprudence, 48, pp. 17-51 chapter 18 Stephen R. Perry (1998), 'Hart's Methodological Positivism', Legal Theory, 4, pp. 427-67 chapter 19 Brian H. Bix (2003), 'Raz on Necessity', Law and Philosophy, 22, pp. 537-59.