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<i>The Concept of Law and the Doctrine of the Reconstructed Legal Norm</i>

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/9780198265658.003.0003
The Concept of Law and the Doctrine of the Reconstructed Legal Norm

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This chapter presents the Pure Theory of Law's discussion of natural law theory and legal positivism, ‘ought’ as designating a category of the law; the law as coercive norm, the concept of the unlawful act, the law as social technique, the normative meaning of the law, and the ‘ought’ and ‘is’ of the law.

Keywords: natural law; legal positivism; ought; coercive norm; unlawful act; is

Chapter.  6011 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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