The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism

Synopsis

This collection of original papers from distinguished legal theorists offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, a branch of legal theory which continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates. To what extent is the law adequately described as autonomous? Should law claim autonomy? These and other questions are addressed by the authors in this carefully edited collection, and it will be of interest to all lawyers and scholars interested in legal philosophy and legal theory.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Gerald J. Postema
  • John Finnis
  • Philip Soper
  • Jules Coleman
  • Robert P. George
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1999