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In Philosophy of Law, Andrei Marmor provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary debates about the fundamental nature of law—an issue that has been at the heart of legal philosophy for centuries. What the law is seems to be a matter of fact, but this fact has normative significance: it tells people what they ought to do. Marmor argues that the myriad questions raised by the factual and normative features of law actually depend on the possibility of reduction—whether the legal domain can be explained in terms of something else, more foundational in nature.

In addition to exploring the major issues in contemporary legal thought, Philosophy of Law provides a critical analysis of the people and ideas that have dominated the field in past centuries. It will be essential reading for anyone curious about the nature of law.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. CHAPTER ONE: A Pure Theory of Law?
  2. pp. 12-34
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  1. CHAPTER TWO: Social Rules at the Foundations of Law
  2. pp. 35-59
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  1. CHAPTER THREE: Authority, Conventions, and the Normativity of Law
  2. pp. 60-83
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR: Is Law Determined by Morality?
  2. pp. 84-108
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE: Is Legal Philosophy Normative?
  2. pp. 109-135
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  1. CHAPTER SIX: The Language of Law
  2. pp. 136-160
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 161-166
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 167-172
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400838707
Related ISBN
9780691163963
MARC Record
OCLC
705945439
Pages
184
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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