Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory: A Translation of the First Edition of the Reine…

Paperback | February 1, 1997

byHans KelsenTranslated byBonnie Litschewski Paulson, Stanley L. Paulson

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Hans Kelsen is considered to be one of the foremost legal theorists and philosophers of the twentieth century. His writing made an important contribution to many areas, especially those of legal theory and international law. Over a number of decades, he developed an important legal theorywhich found its first complete exposition in Reine Rechtslehre, or Pure Theory of Law, the first edition of which was published in Vienna in 1934. This is the first English translation of that work. It covers such topics as law and morality, the legal system and its hierarchical structure, theidentity of law and state, and international law.

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Hans Kelsen is considered to be one of the foremost legal theorists and philosophers of the twentieth century. His writing made an important contribution to many areas, especially those of legal theory and international law. Over a number of decades, he developed an important legal theorywhich found its first complete exposition in Rei...

Stanley L. Paulson is Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 8.43 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198265654

ISBN - 13:9780198265658

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Introduction by Stanley L. PaulsonPrefaceLaw and NatureLaw and MoralityThe Concept of Law and the Doctrine of the Reconstructed Legal NormOvercoming the Dualism of Legal TheoryThe Legal System and its Hierarchical StructureInterpretationThe Methods of Creating LawLaw and StateThe State and International LawAppendicesIndex of NamesIndex of Subjects