The Authority of Law: Essays on Law and Morality

  title={The Authority of Law: Essays on Law and Morality},
  author={J. Raz},
  journal={The Philosophical Review},
  • J. Raz
  • Published 1979
  • Political Science
  • The Philosophical Review
This book is concerned with the nature of law and its relation to morality, concentrating on the proper moral attitude of a citizen towards the law of his country. The author begins by presenting a new analysis of the concept of legitimate authority and then gives a detailed explanation of the legal positivist's approach to law. Within this framework the author examines several areas where legal analysis is often thought to be impregnated with moral values, namely the social functions of law… Expand

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