Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Authority of Law” as Want to Read:
The Authority of Law
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Authority of Law

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This book is concerned with the nature of law and its relation to morality, concentrating on the proper moral attitude of a citizen towards the law of his country. The author begins by presenting a new analysis of the concept of legitimate authority and then gives a detailed explanation of the legal positivist's approach to law. Within this framework the author examines ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 20th 1983 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 7th 1979)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Authority of Law, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Authority of Law

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
zynphull
Nov 20, 2016 zynphull rated it really liked it
Raz's analytical approach is truly enlightening and helps us to argue about things more clearly. However, one must not let clarity (via the use of conceptual rigidity) make one lose sight of palpable reality, as I felt sometimes happened throughout the book.

In other words, that an argument seems perfectly logical at first is no definite proof it is indeed sound. Which does not imply analytical tools must be abandoned, but an over enthusiastic logician may be too hasty sometimes haha
Benedict Wong
Benedict Wong rated it really liked it
Jun 22, 2015
Chisom Godson
Chisom Godson rated it really liked it
Dec 16, 2015
Kenneth
Kenneth rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2013
Tafser Ahmed
Tafser Ahmed rated it it was amazing
Nov 17, 2014
John
John rated it liked it
May 26, 2014
Hugh
Hugh rated it really liked it
Oct 25, 2012
Paula Arturo
Paula Arturo rated it it was amazing
Jan 11, 2015
Anthony
Anthony rated it it was ok
Oct 07, 2008
Peter Jacobsson
Peter Jacobsson rated it really liked it
Oct 17, 2012
Yuri Vanetik
Yuri Vanetik rated it it was amazing
Aug 31, 2013
Jeremy  Francis
Jeremy Francis rated it really liked it
Nov 26, 2016
Josh
Josh rated it it was ok
Jun 27, 2009
John Bruegger
John Bruegger rated it liked it
Oct 08, 2014
Azar
Azar rated it really liked it
Jun 27, 2013
Lylesmith
Lylesmith rated it it was amazing
May 21, 2013
Jiri
Jiri rated it really liked it
Aug 10, 2013
Justin
Justin rated it really liked it
Sep 03, 2016
Emily
Emily rated it liked it
May 08, 2012
Brett Crumley
Brett Crumley rated it really liked it
Aug 01, 2014
André Coelho
André Coelho rated it it was amazing
Jan 14, 2015
Unfoldway
Unfoldway rated it it was amazing
May 23, 2013
Sergei Moska
Sergei Moska rated it really liked it
Sep 24, 2011
Nickla Aston
Nickla Aston rated it really liked it
Jun 20, 2015
M
Apr 25, 2012 M rated it really liked it
Chapter 14. On disobedience of laws and its justifications.
Yuri Vanetik
Yuri Vanetik rated it really liked it
Aug 31, 2013
Christine Ho
Christine Ho rated it really liked it
Oct 13, 2015
Rayhan Rashid
Rayhan Rashid rated it liked it
Aug 15, 2016
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book