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Published: 16 September 2004

448 Pages | 16pp halftone plates


ISBN: 9780199274970

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A Life of H. L. A. Hart

The Nightmare and the Noble Dream

Nicola Lacey

  • Sheds light on the genesis of Hart's ideas and the scale of his contribution to legal and political philosophy
  • An intellectual history of trends in 20th century legal, social, philosophical, and political thought
  • Hart's profound personal and professional doubts raise fascinating questions about the nature of intellectual creativity