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Candace J. Groudine

Works Published inThe Journal of Libertarian Studies

Candace J. Groudine is in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University.

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Authority: H.L.A. Hart and the Problem with Legal Positivism

Legal SystemInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The major claim in this paper is that there is a distinct ambiguity in the way in which H. L. A. Hart employs the concept of authority in his account of the nature of law. It is a flaw in Hart's thesis that surprisingly few philosophers of law have detected. Perhaps this is because they share his...


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