- ISBN 9781841138947 / 1841138940
- Title The Hart-Fuller Debate in the Twenty-First Century
- Author Peter Cane
- Category Jurisprudence & Philosophy Of Law
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2009
- Pages 307
- Publisher Hart Publishing (UK)
- Imprint Hart Publishing
- Language English
- Dimensions 163mm x 23mm x 234mm
This book re-thinks debates held at a colloquium in 2008 in the light of social, political and intellectual developments in the past 50 years.
This book presents the papers and comments on those papers delivered at a colloquium held at the Australian National University in December 2008 to celebrate 50 years since the publication in the Harvard Law Review of the famous and wide-ranging debate between HLA Hart and Lon L Fuller. These essays do not to re-run that debate and they are not confined to discussion of the jurisprudential issues canvassed by Hart and Fuller. Rather they pick up on strands in the debate and re-think them in the light of social, political and intellectual developments in the past 50 years and changed ways of understanding law and other normative systems. This collection looks forward rather than backward using the debate as a point of departure and inspiration.
... the ideal entrance point into the famous debate between H.L.A. Hart and L. Fuller.The aim of Cane's edited collection is twofold: the chapters grapple with the debate on its own terms, while extracting lessons for the modern world. The book is remarkably successful at both tasksThis book promises to be a source of questions for the curious minds of all philosophical persuasions.Margaret MartinEthicsJuly 2012
Peter Cane is Professor and Director of the John Fleming Centre for Advancement of Legal Research at the Australian National University.