Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory

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INTRODUCTION TO THE
PROBLEMS
OF LEGAL THEORY

by HANS KELSEN

A Translation of the First Edition of the Reine Rechtslehre or Pure Theory of Law

translated by Bonnie Litschewski Paulson and Stanley L. Paulson with an Introduction by Stanley L. Paulson

CLARENDON PRESS · OXFORD 1992

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Translators'' Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • Author''s Preface 1
  • I- Law and Nature 7
  • II- Law and Morality 15
  • III- The Concept of Law and the Doctrine of the Reconstructed Legal Norm 21
  • IV- Overcoming the Dualism of Legal Theory 37
  • V- The Legal System and Its Hierarchical Structure 55
  • VI- Interpretation 77
  • VII- The Methods of Creating Law 91
  • VIII- Law and State 97
  • IX- The State and International Law 107
  • Appendix I- Supplementary Notes 127
  • Appendix II- Biographical Outline 139
  • Appendix III- Short Annotated Bibliography of Secondary Literature in English 145
  • Index of Names 155
  • Index of Subjects 159
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