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    Legal Positivism Analysis

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    John Austin’s Pure Theory of Law, has attracted attention among many legal theorists. This essay will begin by discussing John Austin’s Legal positivism. It will then discuss Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law. This essay will also distinguish between John Austin’s theory and Han Kelsen’s pure theory. Legal Positivism With a long history and broad influence, legal positivism, is discussed in mediaeval legal and political thought. Its roots lie in the conventionalist political philosophies of Hobbes, however, Jeremy Bentham, wrote its first full elaboration, that Austin adopted, modified and popularized (L. Green, 2003, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Legal Positivism). It is sometimes associated with the…

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    essay will critically analyse inclusive legal positivism and will provide with arguments why it is a positivistic theory of law in name only. To do so, it will explore the essence of what legal positivism is by discussing the issues concerning morality and authority. The main argument of soft positivism being a positivistic theory in name only will consist of the assertion that the presence of morality in it makes it contradict with the essence of positivism, namely, that a connection between…

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    and legal positivism. However, before diving into the differences, a definition for both the theories should be provided. Basically, a natural law is a law in which is derived from the validity of morality and reasoning. Natural law is believed to be served on the best interest of the common good as well. For legal positivism, it is viewed in the source of a law has no connection between reasoning and morality. A legal positivism should be from an establishment of that law by some socially…

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    nations. Legal Positivism holds that law is a man-made system of orders, commands, or rules and it is only valid if it is enforced by those in authority (Adams 59). From a legal positivist perspective, laws are not or do not have to be linked to morality. John Austin wrote “the most pernicious laws … those which are most opposed to God, have been and are continually enforced as laws by judicial tribunals” (Adams 87). In other words, he is strengthening the view of the legal positivist by…

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    What Is Legal Positivism

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    The separation thesis suggests that the law and morality are distinct in terms of conception. In this regard, the definition of law should be completely freed from moral ideals. Moreover moral considerations must not be included in the definition of legal terms such as legal validity, laws, and legal systems. Legal positivism suggests that there are no moral constraints on the validity of legal rules. The positivist community agrees that it is possible to have legal systems without moral…

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    different perspectives of legal philosophy, such as natural law, positivism, legal pragmatism, and feminism will help us with answers certain questions. Moreover, the questions are whether or not, natural law is dead, as per Roger Cotterrell? Alternatively, whether or not Harfield provides the compelling reason if he rejects Cotterell’s argument on natural law? Furthermore,…

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    Throughout history, there has been many debate over theorist in which set of laws is right to live by. Natural Law is one of the oldest theory of law that deals with human nature and sets of moral principles from god. Natural Law theorist such as, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Locke obey the laws that promote the greater good for society. The other law is Positivism; Positivism is the opposite of natural law where humans such as, the government and legislatures create the laws. Positivist…

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    Positivism vs naturalism 1. Is international law a law or moral code of conduct? There are two type of theory in international law, which are the Naturalism and Positivism, in the Natural law can be thought that the idea of the force of law doesn’t derive from the voice of authorities, in the other hand the positivism stated that authorities is what make law the law. The Naturalism stated that there is a bigger power than why law is the law; like morality, universal principle, religion and so…

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    This coursework will be focusing on the Hart and Fuller debate and their views on morality in law. Taking into account the questions raised on morality in the interview with Lord Justice Alan Ward regarding the ‘Re A’ case. Jurisprudential theory: H.L.A Hart: Within Hart’s theory he maintains that Law and Morality should remain separate. In one of his most famous works; ‘The Concept of Law ’ he analysis’ the relation between that is between law, coercion and morality. In order to try to…

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    The rules or standards, associated with positivism require that the judge follows predetermined principles and routes when interpreting the law and evidence. The two main principles that must be used when assessing legalities are whether or not it is a) not part of a valid law or b) apart of a valid law. Dworkin instead “rejec[ed] the positivist conceptions of law and interpretation, instead of theorizing that rights are premised upon a comprehensive set of moral precepts that make individual…

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