Oxford University Press, 1996.
Description from Publisher:
This collection of original essays from distinguished legal philosophers offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, an approach to legal theory that continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates. To what extent is the law adequately described as autonomous? Should legal theorists maintain a conceptual separation of law and morality?
Table of Contents:
1. Too Thin and Too Rich: Distinguishing Features of Legal Positivism by Kent Greenawalt
2. Positivism as Pariah by Frederick Schauer
3. Does Positivism Matter? by R. George Wright
4. Law’s Autonomy and Public Practical Reason by Gerald J. Postema
5. Farewell to ‘Legal Positivism’: The Separation Thesis Unravelling by Klaus Füβer
6. The Concept of Law and The Concept of Law by Neil Maccormick
7. The Truth in Legal Positivism by John Finnis
8. Law’s Normative Claims by Philip Soper
9. Intention in Interpretation by Joseph Raz
10. Authority and Reason by Jules Coleman
11. Natural Law and Positive Law by Robert P. George