A Critical Appraisal of Karl Olivecrona's Legal Philosophy by Torben Spaak

By Torben Spaak

This publication bargains a severe appraisal of Karl Olivecrona’s felony philosophy. in response to Olivecrona’s critique of the view that legislations has binding strength, the research of the idea that and serve as of a felony rule, and the concept legislation is an issue of geared up strength, the ebook argues that Olivecrona’s criminal philosophy is a special contribution to 20th century felony philosophy. It exhibits how Olivecrona’s philosophy can be utilized within the evaluate of up to date theories of legislations, akin to these recommend through Hart, Raz, Dworkin, and Alexy. furthermore, the booklet argues that Olivecrona’s quite a few discussions of theories defended by way of key humans within the heritage of felony and political philosophy are hugely fascinating contributions. They not just elevate our figuring out of the criminal and political philosophy of past generations, but in addition complements our perception into legal-philosophical questions that stay with us today.

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