Pure Theory of Law

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1967 - Law - 356 pages
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Kelsen, Hans. Pure Theory of Law. Translation from the Second German Edition by Max Knight. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967. x, 356pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-206-9. Cloth. New. $95. * The second revised and enlarged edition, being a completely revised version of the first edition which was published in 1934. Kelsen [1881-1973], was the author of more than forty works on law and legal philosophy, and is best known for this title and General Theory of Law and State. He was also the author of the Austrian Democratic Constitution, which was published in 1920, abolished during the Nazi regime, restored in 1945, and in force today. Walker calls Kelsen "possibly the most influential jurisprudent of the twentieth century." Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 699.
 

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Contents

LAW AND NATURE
1
e Norm and Value
17
The Social Order
24
and Gang of Robbers
44
LAW AND MORALS
59
LAW AND SCIENCE
70
Norms
99
THE STATIC ASPECT
108
Legal Capacity Rechtsjahigkeit Representation
158
The Legal Subject the Person
168
g The Abolition of the Dualism of Right and Obligation
191
THE DYNAMIC ASPECT
193
Law
217
LAW AND STATE
279
vii
320
International Law and National Law
328

Legal Obligation Duty and Liability
114
d Individual and Collective Liability
121
Capacity to Act Competence the Concept of Organ
145
INTERPRETATION
348
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Page 27 - But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matt. 5:43-44). •Vbu have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Page 27 - You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
Page 1 - Uncritically the science of law has been mixed with elements of psychology, sociology, ethics and political theory. This adulteration is understandable, because the latter disciplines deal with subject matters that are closely connected with law. The Pure Theory of Law undertakes to delimit the cognition of law against these disciplines, not because it ignores or denies the connection, but because it wishes to avoid the uncritical mixture of methodologically different disciplines.

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Hans Kelsen had a distinguished career at a variety of European universities, and in government services, at Vienna, Cologne, the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes in Paris, and then in Prague. He served as legal adviser to the United Nations War Crimes Commission in Washington, D.C.

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