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Jurisprudence ⋆

Major Legal Theories
Jurisprudence is the study of legal theories and philosophical concepts of law. For most law students, it is a core module in the final year. However, this module stands out as one of the most challenging, often baffling even the brightest students. ...
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Legal Skepticism
Legal skepticism refers to a philosophical stance or approach within the field of jurisprudence that questions the objectivity, determinacy, and moral authority of law. Legal skeptics challenge the notion that legal principles and rules are based on ...
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Judicial Populism
In recent years, the concept of judicial populism has gained traction within legal and political discourse, reflecting a complex interaction between the judiciary and public opinion. Unlike traditional views of the judiciary as an insulated arbiter o...
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Constitutionalism is a complex concept that plays a crucial role in the governance of democratic societies. At its core, constitutionalism involves the idea that government authority should be derived from and limited by a written or unwritten consti...
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Authority of Law
The authority of law, a fundamental concept in legal philosophy, serves as the cornerstone of governance and social order in modern societies. It encompasses the power of legal norms to regulate behaviour, resolve disputes, and uphold justice within ...
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Exploring Dworkin's Law's Empire
In legal philosophy, Ronald Dworkin's magnum opus Law's Empire stands as a seminal work that challenges conventional notions of law, interpretation, and justice. Through a meticulous analysis of legal theory and practice, Dworkin constructs a compreh...
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Exploring Hart's Concept of Law
In legal philosophy, HLA Hart's seminal work The Concept of Law stands as a landmark exploration of the nature and function of law in society. Drawing on insights from analytical philosophy and social science, Hart developed a nuanced theory tha...
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Rule of Recognition
In the intricate tapestry of legal systems, the rule of recognition serves as a fundamental pillar, providing the framework for identifying and validating legal norms within a given jurisdiction. Rooted in legal philosophy, the rule of recognition ac...
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Differences between Natural Law and Positive Law
In the vast landscape of legal philosophy, two prominent theories stand out for their divergent perspectives on the nature and foundations of law: natural law and positive law. While both seek to understand the essence of law and its role in society,...
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Positive Law
In jurisprudence, positive law stands as a cornerstone of modern legal systems, providing the framework for governance and the administration of justice. Unlike natural law, which posits the existence of universal moral principles derived from nature...
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Natural Law
Natural law, a concept deeply rooted in the history of philosophy and jurisprudence, continues to provoke profound intellectual inquiry and debate. At its core, natural law posits that certain principles of morality and justice are inherent in the na...
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Legal Centralism
In the realm of legal philosophy, the concept of legal centralism occupies a significant place, advocating for the supremacy of state law as the primary source of legal authority within a given jurisdiction. Rooted in the notion of state sovereignty ...
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Legal Instrumentalism
Legal philosophy encompasses a rich tapestry of theories and perspectives, each offering unique insights into the nature and function of law. Among these, legal instrumentalism stands out for its pragmatic approach to understanding the law's role in ...
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Legal Naturalism
Legal philosophy delves into the fundamental principles governing law and its role in society. Among the myriad of theories that seek to explain the nature of law, legal naturalism stands as a prominent viewpoint. Rooted in the idea that law is deriv...
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Legal Positivism
Legal positivism stands as a cornerstone in jurisprudence, offering a distinct perspective on the nature of law divorced from moral considerations. Rooted in the works of prominent legal philosophers such as Jeremy Bentham, John Austin, and HLA Hart,...
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