Law as a moral idea / N. E. Simmonds.

Nigel Simmonds provides an original critique of legal positivism, arguing that the institutions of law, and the structures of legal thought, can only be understood by reference to a moral ideal - an ideal of freedom, or independence from the power of others.

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Main Author: Simmonds, N. E. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Summary:Nigel Simmonds provides an original critique of legal positivism, arguing that the institutions of law, and the structures of legal thought, can only be understood by reference to a moral ideal - an ideal of freedom, or independence from the power of others.
"This book argues that the institutions of law, and the structures of legal thought, are to be understood by reference to a moral idea. The idea of law is an ideal of freedom, or independence from the power of others. The moral value and justificatory force of law are not contingent upon circumstance, but intrinsic to its character as law."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:x, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0199552193
9780199552191
0199276463
9780199276462
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