ICYMI: Green on Jurisprudence For Foxes


Leslie Green, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law; Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, has published Jurisprudence for Foxes as Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22/2012. Here is the abstract.

This paper contests Brian Simpson’s claim that HLA Hart’s book, The Concept of Law, is that of a ‘hedgehog,’ that is, a monistic thinker. It is not. Hart’s work is pluralist both in its explanatory concepts and in its evaluative background. Some conjectures are offered as to why Simpson so misunderstood Hart, and as to why analytic legal philosophy is misunderstood, or distrusted, more generally.

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