The Authority of law: Essays on law and Morality download free [PDF and Ebook] by Joseph Raz

The Authority of law: Essays on law and Morality download free [PDF and Ebook] by Joseph Raz year 2009
  • Book name: The Authority of law: Essays on law and Morality
  • Author: Joseph Raz
  • Release date: 2009/12/23
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780199573578
  • Rating: 7.61 of 10
  • Votes: 67
  • Review by: Hailee Mathias
  • Review rating: 9.51 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/25
  • Total pages: 360
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This classic collection of essays, first published in 1979, has had an enduring influence on philosophical work on the nature of law and its relation to morality. Raz begins by presenting an analysis of the concept of authority and what is involved in law's claim to moral authority. He then develops a detailed explanation of the nature of law and legal systems, presenting a seminal argument for legal positivism. Within this framework Raz then examines the areas oflegal thought that have been viewed as impregnated with moral values - namely the social functions of law, the ideal of the rule of law, and the adjudicative role of the courts.The final part of the book is given to understanding the proper moral attitude of a citizen towards the law. Raz examines whether the citizen is under a moral obligation to obey the law and whether there is a right to dissent. Two appendices, added for the revised edition, develop Raz's views on the nature of law, offering a further dialogue with the work of Hans Kelsen, and a reply to Robert Alexy's criticisms of legal positivism.This revised edition makes accessible one of the classic works of modern legal philosophy, and represents an ideal companion to Raz's new collection, Between Authority and Interpretation.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 24H6M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Political Philosophy, Philosophy Of Language, Jurisprudence & Philosophy Of Law, Jurisprudence, Political Science & Theory, Ethics & Moral Philosophy
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 37.81 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x215x20mm
  • Weight: 455g
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  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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