Fifty years on from its first publication, The Concept of Law is still the starting point for the study of legal philosophy and is widely heralded as a classic work of modern philosophy. This third edition features a new introduction by Leslie Green, looking at Hart's work from the perspective of modern jurisprudence.
- Features an introduction by Leslie Green, clarifying misunderstandings of Hart's project and setting the work in the context of modern social and political theory
- Includes updated notes and references, allowing students to follow developments in subsequent literature
- Retains the pagination of the second edition, allowing references to be followed
- Includes Hart's Postscript from the Second Edition
About the Author(s)
HLA Hart, late Professor of Jurisprudence, Principal of Brasenose College, and Fellow of University College, University of OxfordLeslie Green
, Professor of the Philosophy of Law, University of Oxford, Edited by Joseph Raz
, Research Professor, University of Oxford and Research Professor, Columbia University Law School, and Penelope A. Bulloch
, Balliol College, University of Oxford
HLA Hart was Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford University and the Principal of
Brasenose College, Oxford. He authored The Concept of Law one of the seminal works of English-language jurisprudence. He passed away in 1992.
Leslie Green is Professor of the Philosophy of Law and Pauline and Max Gordon Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author The Authority of the State (Clarendon Press, 1990), and is the co-editor of Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law (with Brian Leiter).
Joseph Raz has been teaching at Oxford University since 1972. He has been Professor of the Philosophy of Law there since 1985, and Research Professor since 2006; he has also been Professor at Columbia University since 2002. He is a Fellow of the British
Academy and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has published a number of books including Between Authority and Interpretation (OUP, 2009) and The Authority of Law (OUP, 2009).
Penelope A. Bulloch is an emeritus fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.