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Legal positivism and faith in law.

Brooks, Thom (2014) 'Legal positivism and faith in law.', Modern law review., 77 (1). pp. 139-147.


Gardner’s Law as a Leap of Faith is a work that challenges many of our most widely held beliefs about law with a special focus on legal positivism. This collection of papers is the product of one of our finest legal philosophers today with significant contributions to our understanding of the nature of law and key debates about it by earlier leading figures. While there is no space to address every discussion of wider interest, it is hoped this Review has made clear its central arguments and their impact for jurisprudence. In my judgement, this is one of the most important works of jurisprudence in many years.

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Keywords:Legal positivism, Hart, Fuller, Dworkin, Kelsen, Natural law, Morality, Normativity, Faith
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Publisher statement:This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Brooks, Thom (2014) 'Legal positivism and faith in law.', Modern law review., 77 (1). pp. 139-147, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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Date deposited:20 December 2013
Date of first online publication:02 January 2014
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