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The Claims of Law

Joseph Raz

in The authority of law

Published in print August 1979 | ISBN: 9780198253457
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681400 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253457.003.0002
The Claims of Law

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Law presents itself as a body of authoritative standards and requires all those to whom they apply to acknowledge their authority. Law's claim to legitimate authority is not merely a claim that legal rules are reasons. It includes the claim that they are exclusionary reasons for disregarding reasons for non-conformity. This chapter discusses the claims of law and its claim to authority. It gives a precise meaning of the law and vindicates it by integrating it into a wider thesis about the nature of law and other known facts about the law.

Keywords: law; authority; claim; legal rules

Chapter.  2613 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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