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H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Neil MacCormick


This substantially revised second edition delivers an introduction to the life and works of H. L. A. Hart, noted Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford from 1952 to 1968. Hart established a worldwide reputation through his powerful philosophical arguments and writings in favor of liberalizing criminal law and applying humane principles to punishment. This book demonstrates that he also made important contributions to analytical jurisprudence, notably by clarifying many terms and concepts used in legal discourse, including the concept of law itself. Taking into account developme ... More

Keywords: University of Oxford, H. L. A. Hart, criminal law, punishment, analytical jurisprudence, legal reasoning, law, judicial discretion, conscience, morality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804756785
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil MacCormick, author