Friday, September 25, 2009

Finnis on H.L.A. Hart

John Finnis, a member of the law faculties at Oxford University and the University of Notre Dame, has posted H.L.A. Hart: a Twentieth-Century Oxford Political Philosopher. According to the abstract, the essay is
a draft of an invited contribution to a projected volume on Twentieth Century political philosophers[. It] offers first a sketch (by a student and colleague) of H.L.A. Hart's life; second an account of the political philosophy which he explicitly articulated in The Concept of Law (1961), and of its relation to the main currents of Oxford political philosophy in the 1950s; and thirdly an exposition and critical assessment of the normative political theory deployed, to widespread acclaim, in his Law, Liberty & Morality (1963).
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