The Legacy of John Austin's Jurisprudence

  • Michael Freeman
  • Patricia Mindus

Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 103)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Patricia Mindus
    Pages 73-106
  3. Wilfrid E. Rumble
    Pages 131-153
  4. Pavlos Eleftheriadis
    Pages 155-168
  5. James Bernard Murphy
    Pages 169-183
  6. Michael Rodney
    Pages 185-214
  7. David Dyzenhaus
    Pages 215-236
  8. Michael Lobban
    Pages 255-270
  9. Frederick Schauer
    Pages 271-290
  10. Isabel Turégano Mansilla
    Pages 291-311
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 313-316

About this book

Introduction

This is the first ever collected volume on John Austin, whose role in the founding of analytical jurisprudence is unquestionable. After 150 years, time has come to assess his legacy. The book fills a void in existing literature, by letting top scholars with diverse outlooks flesh out and discuss Austin’s legacy today. A nuanced, vibrant, and richly diverse picture of both his legal and ethical theories emerges, making a case for a renewal of interest in his work. The book applies multiple perspectives, reflecting Austin’s various interests – stretching from moral theory to theory of law and state, from roman law to constitutional law – and it offers a comparative outlook on Austin and his legacy on the backdrop of the contemporary debate and major movements within legal theory. It sheds new light on some central issues of practical reasoning: the relation between law and morals, the nature of legal systems, the function of effectiveness, the value-free character of legal theory, the connection between normative and factual inquiries in the law, the role of power, the character of obedience and the notion of duty.​

Keywords

Austin and Roman Law Austin's Divine Command Theory of Moral and Legal Obligation Austin, Kelsen and the Model of Sovereignty Bentham and Austin John Austin and Constructing Theories of Law Mill and Austin

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Freeman
    • 1
  • Patricia Mindus
    • 2
  1. 1.Law SchoolUCLLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.UppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4830-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4829-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4830-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4395
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