Legal reasoning and legal theory

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Clarendon Press, 1978 - Law - 298 pages
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This study focuses on current jurisprudential debate between the "positivist" views of Herbert Hart and the "rights thesis" of Ronald Dworkin. MacCormick provides a critical analysis of the Dworkin position while also modifying Hart's. It stands firmly on its own as a contribution to an extensive literature.

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Neil Maccormick is Regius Professor of Public Law at University of Edinbergh.

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