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The legal relation : legal theory after legal positivism, Alexander Somek

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The legal relation : legal theory after legal positivism
Title
The legal relation
Title remainder
legal theory after legal positivism
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Somek
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Language
eng
Summary
What is law? The usual answer is that the law is a system of norms. But this answer gives us at best half of the story. The law is a way of relating to one another. We do not do this as lovers or friends and not as people who are interested in obtaining guidance from moral insight. In a legal context, we are cast as 'character masks' (Marx), for example, as 'buyer' and 'seller' or 'landlord' and 'tenant'. We expect to have our claims respected simply because the law has given us rights. We do not want to give any other reason for our behavior than the fact that we have a legal right. Backing rights up with coercive threats indicates that we are willing to accept legal obligations unwillingly. This book offers a conceptual reconstruction of the legal relation on the basis of a critique of legal positivism
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UkCbUP
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1961-
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Somek, Alexander
Index
index present
LC call number
K235
LC item number
.S625 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge introductions to philosophy and law
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  • Law
  • Legal positivism
  • Law
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The legal relation : legal theory after legal positivism, Alexander Somek
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Sep 2017)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108182096
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The legal relation : legal theory after legal positivism, Alexander Somek
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Sep 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108182096
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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