Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Legitimate authority The claims of law Legal positivism and the sources of law Legal reasons, sources, and gaps The identity of legal systems The institutional nature of law Kelsen's theory of the basic norm Legal validity The functions of law Law and value in adjudication The rule of law and its virtue The obligation to obey the law Respect for law A right to dissent? : I. civil disobedience A right to dissent? : II. conscientious objection The purity of the pure theory The argument from justice, or how not to reply to legal positivism.