Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to `The Concept of Law' by Jules L. ColemanHart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to `The Concept of Law' by Jules L. Coleman

Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to `The Concept of Law'

EditorJules L. Coleman

Paperback | May 1, 2001

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Published posthumously, the second edition of The Concept of Law contains one important addition to the first edition, a substantial Postscript, in which Hart reflects upon some of the central concerns that have been expressed about the book since its publication in 1961. The Postscript isespecially noteworthy because it contains Hart's only sustained response to the objections pressed by his foremost critic, Ronald Dworkin, who succeeded him to the Chair of Jurisprudence at Oxford. The Postscript focuses on a range of issues covering both Hart's substantive view and hismethodological commitments. In particular, Hart endorses Inclusive Legal Positivism, asserts that his is a methodology of descriptive jurisprudence which he contrasts with Dworkin's normative jurisprudence or interpretivism, while denying that his theory of law has a semantic underpinning. Theessays in this collection address each of these issues in a sustained way. The book contains discussions of Hart's semantic commitments, his rejection of a normative jurisprudence as well as the extent to which he can embrace Inclusive Legal Positivism in a way that is consistent with his otherstated positions. The book's contributors include the leading advocates of alternative schools of Positivist jurisprudence, important contributors to the methodogical disputes in jurisprudence and noted experts on the relationship of philosophy of language to jurisprudence. Among the contributorsof note are: Joseph Raz, Jules L. Coleman, Stephen Perry , Brian Leiter, Scott Shapiro and Andrei Marmor.
Jules Coleman is Professor of Law at Yale Law School
Title:Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to `The Concept of Law'Format:PaperbackDimensions:462 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019924362X

ISBN - 13:9780199243624


Table of Contents

Introduction1. Joseph Raz: Two Views of the Nature of The Theory of Law: A Partial Comparison2. Timothy Endicott: Herbert Hart and the Semantic Sting3. Nicos Stavropoulos: Hart's Semantics4. Jules L. Coleman: Incorporationism, Conventionality and the Practical Difference Thesis5. Scott Shapiro: Hart's Way Out6. Andrei Marmor: Legal Conventionalism7. Benjamin Zipursky: The Model of Social Facts8. Kenneth Himma: Law's Claim of Legitimate Authority9. Stephen Perry: Hart's Methodological Positivism10. Brian Leiter: Realism, Hart Positivism, and Conceptual Analysis12. Jeremy Waldron: Normative (or Ethical) PositivismIndex

Editorial Reviews

'This is perhaps the best critical assesment of H.L.A. Hart's semi-sociological description of law and an important contribution to Anglo-Amercian jurisprudence' Solomon Salako Senior Lecturer, Law Liverpool John Moore's University