Chapter 1, Persistent Questions
• In Chapter 1, Hart addresses the question of what law is.
• A book of statues is not comprehensive and neither is ratified legislation or judicial rulings.
• Rules may forbid certain types of behavior under penalty.
• Rules may specify how to make a will.
• Hart identifies three questions that combine into the question of what law is, including: what makes a law obligatory, how law and morality are related, and what rules are.
• The definition of law can help provides a map for explaining the relationships between the concepts of law that we have.
• Hart discusses English jurisprudence that define law as orders backed by threats.
• Hart's primary goal is to advance legal theory by offering an analysis of legal systems and focus on the relationship between law, coercion, and morality.
Chapter 2, Laws, Commands, and Orders
• In Chapter 2, Hart examines Austin's Province of Jurisprudence Determined.
• Laws are...
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