Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 May 2007

220 Pages

ISBN: 9780199276462

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Law as a Moral Idea

Nigel Simmonds

  • Advocates an ambitious original argument, connecting the nature of law directly with the form of freedom that distinguishes the slave from the free man
  • Provides an original critique of legal positivism, arguing that legal theory should reconnect with older and broader traditions of philosophical thinking about law
  • Explains the key philosophical debates surrounding law in a clear language that requires no previous expertise or study of philosophy