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Law and Morality

Jeff Mielke

in Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780198265658
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682919 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265658.003.0002
Law and Morality

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This chapter presents the Pure Theory of Law's discussion of law and justice, and its anti-ideological stance. The Pure Theory aims to depict the law as it is, without legitimizing it as just or disqualifying it as unjust; the Pure Theory enquires into actual and possible law, not into ‘right’ law. In this sense, it is a radically realistic legal theory.

Keywords: justice; actual law; possible law; right law

Chapter.  1871 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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