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The Resource Morality and the nature of law, Kenneth Einar Himma

Morality and the nature of law, Kenneth Einar Himma

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Morality and the nature of law
Title
Morality and the nature of law
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Einar Himma
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Morality and the Nature of Law explores the conceptual relationship between morality and the criteria that determine what counts as law in a given society the criteria of legal validity. Is it necessary condition for a legal system to include moral criteria of legal validity? Is it even possible for a legal system to have moral criteria of legal validity? The book considers the views of natural law theorists ranging from Blackstone to working and rejects them, arguing that it is not conceptually necessary that the criteria of legal validity include moral norms. Further, it rejects the exclusive positivist view, arguing instead that it is conceptually possible for the criteria of validity to include moral norms. In the process of considering such questions, this book considers Raz's views concerning the nature of authority and Shapiro's views about the guidance function of law, which have been thought to repudiate the conceptual possibility of moral criteria of legal validity. The book, then, articulates a thought experiment that shows that it is possible for a legal system to have such criteria and concludes with a chapter that argues that any legal system, like that of the United States, which affords final authority over the content of the law to judges who are fallible with respect to the requirements of morality is a legal system with purely source-based criteria of validity
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UKMGB
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Himma, Kenneth Einar
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Law and ethics
  • Legal positivism
  • Law and ethics
  • Legal positivism
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Morality and the nature of law, Kenneth Einar Himma
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780198723479
Lccn
2018961313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1088922657
Label
Morality and the nature of law, Kenneth Einar Himma
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780198723479
Lccn
2018961313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1088922657

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