Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? Is there a duty to obey a law even if it is unjust? Should the law concern itself with the activities of consenting adults in private? Legal Theory asks questions such as these and explains some of the answers which legal theorists have given from Ancient Greece to the present day. Written in a very readable style, this book makes intrinsically difficult material accessible and interesting.


consent English interpretation justice Kelsen law laws legal theory natural law positivism realism

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian McLeod
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  1. 1.Department of LawLondon Guildhall UniversityUK

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