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Judging positivism, Margaret Martin

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Judging positivism
Title
Judging positivism
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Martin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Judging Positivism is a critical exploration of the method and substance of legal positivism. Margaret Martin is primarily concerned with the manner in which theorists who adopt the dominant positivist paradigm ask a limited set of questions and offer an equally limited set of answers, artificially circumscribing the field of legal philosophy in the process. The book focuses primarily but not exclusively on the writings of prominent legal positivist, Joseph Raz. Martin argues that Raz's theory has changed over time and that these changes have led to deep inconsistencies and incoherencies in his account. One re-occurring theme in the book is that Razian positivism collapses from within. In the process of defending his own position, Raz is led to support the views of many of his main rivals, namely, Ronald Dworkin, the legal realists and the normative positivists. The internal collapse of Razian positivism proves to be instructive. Promising paths of inquiry come into view and questions that have been suppressed or marginalised by positivists re-emerge ready for curious minds to reflect on anew. The broader vision of jurisprudential inquiry defended in this book re-connects philosophy with the work of practitioners and the worries of law's subjects, bringing into focus the relevance of legal philosophy for lawyers and laymen alike"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Martin, Margaret
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Raz, Joseph
  • Legal positivism
  • Law (Philosophical concept)
  • Legal positivism
Label
Judging positivism, Margaret Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781849460996
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013417707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)812688855
Label
Judging positivism, Margaret Martin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781849460996
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013417707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)812688855

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