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A Critical Appraisal of Karl Olivecrona's Legal Philosophy by Torben Spaak

By Torben Spaak

This e-book bargains a serious appraisal of Karl Olivecrona’s felony philosophy. according to Olivecrona’s critique of the view that legislations has binding strength, the research of the concept that and serve as of a criminal rule, and the concept legislations is an issue of equipped strength, the e-book argues that Olivecrona’s criminal philosophy is a distinct contribution to 20th century felony philosophy. It indicates how Olivecrona’s philosophy can be utilized within the evaluate of latest theories of legislations, resembling these recommend via Hart, Raz, Dworkin, and Alexy. additionally, the booklet argues that Olivecrona’s numerous discussions of theories defended through key humans within the historical past of criminal and political philosophy are hugely attention-grabbing contributions. They not just bring up our figuring out of the felony and political philosophy of earlier generations, but in addition complements our perception into legal-philosophical questions that stay with us today.

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This, he said, was the immediate reason for the interview. “Vi måste göra klart för oss att det här inte bara gäller att deklarera vad man anser vara trevligt. Skall någonting kunna göras, så måste det ske på grundval av vissa objektivt givna faktorer, som man inte kan sätta sig över. Overkliga projekt har vi haft nog av på NF:s tid. Ett grundläggande, under alla tänkbara förhållanden dominerande faktum är nu att det tyska folket med sina åttio miljoner, sin utomordentliga duglighet och sitt centralt belägna land är Europas kärna.

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Thorsell, Staffan. 2006. Mein lieber Reichskanzler! [My dear chancellor]. Stockholm: Bonnier fakta. Chapter 3 Olivecrona’s Legal Philosophy: A Preview Abstract In this chapter, I offer an overview of Olivecrona’s legal philosophy in the hope that it might facilitate understanding of the exposition and critical discussion of it that follows in the coming chapters. I begin with a few words about Olivecrona’s main publications, and proceed to introduce two important themes in Olivecrona’s legal philosophy, namely naturalism and conceptual analysis, adding a few words about Olivecrona’s meta-ethics.

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