Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition

Langford, Peter and Bryan, Ian and McGarry, John, eds. (2019) Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition. Brill. ISBN 9789004390386

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Abstract

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition provides the first sustained examination of Hans Kelsen’s critical engagement, itself founded upon a distinctive theory of legal positivism, with the Natural Law Tradition. This edited collection commences with a comprehensive introduction which establishes the character of Kelsen’s critical engagement as a general critique of natural law combined with a more specific critique of representative thinkers of the Natural Law Tradition. The subsequent chapters are then devoted to a detailed analysis of Kelsen’s engagement with prominent theorists from the Natural Law Tradition. The volume concludes with an exploration, focusing upon the delineation of a non-positivist legal theory in the debate between Robert Alexy and Joseph Raz, of the continued presence of Kelsenian legal positivism in contemporary legal theory.

Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 138861
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2019 15:50
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 00:46
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/138861

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