Legal System Between Order and Disorder

Hardcover | May 1, 1995

byMichel Van de Kerchove, Francois OstTranslated byIain Stewart

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This book considers two interrelated core questions. The first is: how have legal philosophers systematized law, and what types of assumptions have they made in undertaking this task? Second, in what sense is law a system, and how is it maintained as such? In answering the first question thebook surveys and analyses the theories of a number of European legal philosophers and in answering the second puts forward its own distinct theory.

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This book considers two interrelated core questions. The first is: how have legal philosophers systematized law, and what types of assumptions have they made in undertaking this task? Second, in what sense is law a system, and how is it maintained as such? In answering the first question thebook surveys and analyses the theories of a n...

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Law has long been conceived as a system and system involves order. However, the authors argue, for any system, even a legal system, to function it must also involve elements of disorder. This book investigates the systematic nature of a legal system, particularly as to the validity and interpretation of law, in four main areas: the ele...

Michel Van De Kerchove and Francois Ost are both Professors of Law, Facultes Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:May 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198256922

ISBN - 13:9780198256922

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