Law as a moral idea nigel simmonds advocates an ambitious original argument connecting the nature of law directly with the form of freedom that distinguishes the slave from the free man provides an original critique of legal positivism arguing that legal theory should reconnect with older and broader traditions of philosophical thinking . This book argues that the institutions of law and the structures of legal thought are best understood by referencing the moral ideals of freedom and independence from the power of others in making this claim the author rejects the viewpoint of much contemporary legal theory and seeks to move . Law as a moral idea by nigel 189 and make obvious the moral value of governance by law 187 simmonds sees a variety of recent approaches to philosophy of law john gardner explicitly excluded as detaching inquiry into the nature of law from inquiry into its normative justifications so excluding philosophy of law from . Law as a moral idea nigel simmonds on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this book argues that the institutions of law and the structures of legal thought are best understood by referencing the moral ideals of freedom and independence from the power of others in making this claim. Find great deals for law as a moral idea by nigel simmonds 2008 paperback shop with confidence on ebay
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