MacCormick on MacCormick

  • Neil MacCormick
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 93)


Neil MacCormick reflects on the seven big themes of his legal and political theory: the normative character of the legal order, the institutional character of the legal order, the central but far from exclusive role played by state law in social integration, the relationship between law and morality, the synthetic and systemic aspects of law, and the relationship between reasons and emotions in practical reasoning. In reviewing these themes, this chapter both paints an overarching broad-brush picture of MacCormick’s theory, and reveals the intricate connections and links between the different parts, thus providing a very appealing introduction to the broad range of readers that will be inspired by his work


Civil Society Moral Judgement Moral Reasoning Legal Order Normative Order 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil MacCormick
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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