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The Definition of Law

A. H. Campbell, A. L. Goodhart
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  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107429505


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  • Originally intended as an introduction to a larger, unfinished work, and published as a monograph in 1958, this volume contains the opinions of the great jurist Hermann Kantorowicz on various fundamental questions of law and the bounds of legal science. Kantorowicz considers the differences between law and morality and attempts to answer the question, 'What is law?'. This book will be of value to legal historians and anyone with an interest in legal sciences.

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    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107429505
    • length: 138 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.14kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface A. H. Campbell
    Introduction A. L. Goodhart
    Part I. On Definitions in General:
    1. The wrong method (verbal realism)
    2. The right method (conceptual pragmatism)
    Part II. Definitions of Law:
    1. Usefulness of a broad definition
    2. Some useless criteria
    Part III. Law and Nature:
    1. 'A body of rules'
    2. Rules and the 'ought'
    3. Dualism of facts and rules
    4. Collective habits
    5. Commands, precepts, dogmas
    6. Rights and duties: rules actualized
    Part IV. Law and Morals:
    1. Legal and moral rules
    2. Law: 'prescribing external conduct'
    3. Externality in justice and quasi-morality
    Part V. Law 'Considered Justiciable':
    1. Externality of social custom
    2. Alleged criteria of law and social custom
    3. Rationalization in law and social custom
    4. Judicial organs and definiteness of procedure
    5. Law: 'considered justiciable'
    6. Anthropological confirmation
    7. Border-line cases

  • Author

    Hermann Kantorowicz


    A. H. Campbell

    Introduction by

    A. L. Goodhart


    A. H. Campbell, A. L. Goodhart

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