The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political and Moral Philosophy

Hardcover | October 1, 2008

EditorMatthew Kramer, Claire Grant, Ben Colburn

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This book is the product of a major British Academy Symposium held in 2007 to mark the centenary of the birth of H.L.A. Hart, the most important legal philosopher and one of the most important political philosophers of the twentieth century.The book brings together contributions from eighteen of the world's foremost legal and political philosophers who explore the many subjects in which Hart produced influential work. Each essay engages in an original analysis of philosophical problems that were tackled by Hart, some essays includingextended critical discussions of his major works: The Concept of Law, Punishment and Responsibility, Causation in the Law and Law, Liberty and Morality. All the main topics of Hart's philosophical writings are featured: general jurisprudence and legal positivism; criminal responsibility andpunishment; theories of rights; toleration and liberty; theories of justice; and causation in the law.

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This book is the product of a major British Academy Symposium held in 2007 to mark the centenary of the birth of H.L.A. Hart, the most important legal philosopher and one of the most important political philosophers of the twentieth century.The book brings together contributions from eighteen of the world's foremost legal and political...

Matthew Kramer is Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge; and Director of Cambridge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy Claire Grant is Reader in Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Warwick Ben Colburn is University Lecturer in Philosophy, Univ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:380 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: General Legal Philosophy1. John Finnis: On Hart's Ways: Law as Reason and as Fact2. David Lyons: The Legal Entrenchment of Illegality3. Sir Neil MacCormick: Jurisprudence after Hart4. Gerald Postema: The Social Foundations of Sovereignty5. Jeremy Waldron: Hart and the Rule of Law6. W.J. Waluchow: Legality, Morality, and the Guidance Function of LawPart II: Criminal Responsibility and Punishment7. Antony Duff: Responsibility and Liability8. John Gardner: Hart on ResponsibilityPart III: Causation in the Law9. Judith Jarvis Thomson: Some Reflections on Causation in the Law10. Richard Wright: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream: Causation and ResponsibilityPart IV: Theories of Justice11. Brad Hooker: Justice, Fairness, and Hart12. Philip Pettit: Liberty and LibertiesPart V: Theories of Rights13. Cecile Fabre: Rights and Non-existence14. Hillel Steiner: Are There Still Any Natural Rights?15. Leif Wenar: The Nature of the ClaimPart VI: Toleration and Liberty16. Leslie Green: Tolerance and Understanding17. Susan Mendus: Private Faces in Public Places18. Alan Ryan: Liberty, Privacy, and Cruelty