Austin, John. Lectures on Jurisprudence or the Philosophy of Positive Law. Fifth Edition, Revised and Edited by Robert Campbell. Originally published: London: John Murray, 1885. 2 Vols. xxiii, 507; xiii, 509-1132 pp. Reprinted 2004, 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774297; ISBN-10: 1584774290. Hardcover. Covers and page edges lightly soiled. Else fine. $200. * Reprint of the fifth and best edition of Austin's magnum opus. Austin [1790-1859] was the founder of English analytical jurisprudence and the first to subject the law to inductive analysis. First published in 1863, this work is a landmark in the development of modern legal thought. Its most important contributions were the strict delimitation of law and its distinction from morality, elaboration of the idea of law as a kind of command and the close examination of such common legal terms as right, duty, liberty, injury and punishment. The editions edited by Campbell had a profound influence on Anglo-American jurisprudential thinking. This is especially true of this edition, which is widely regarded as the best.
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