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This selection of essays at the rule of legislations specializes in the conventional query no matter if the rule of thumb of legislations is unavoidably the guideline of ethical ideas, the query of the legitimacy of legislations. Essays by means of legal professionals, philosophers, and political theorists remove darkness from and take ahead either that question and debate approximately concerns to do with the achieve of the guideline of legislation which complicates its solution. The essays are divided into sections which deal, first, with criminal orders the place the guideline of legislation is less than critical pressure, moment, with the query of the worth of the guideline of legislations as a conceptual challenge, and, 3rd, with the query of the boundaries of criminal order.

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90. L. Paulson, “Radbruch on Unjust Laws”, n. 9 above, p. 489 ff. 59 G. Radbruch, “Gesetzliches Unrecht”, n. 6 above, p. 90. L. Paulson, “Lon L. Fuller, Gustav Radbruch, and the ‘Positivist’ Theses” (1994) 13 Law and Philosophy 313 at 314. 61 G. Radbruch, “Die Erneuerung des Rechts” in G. Radbruch, Gesamtausgabe, in A. F. Müller, 1990) vol. 3, p. 108. L. Paulson, “Lon L. Fuller, Gustav Radbruch, and the ‘Positivist’ Theses”, n. 60 above, p. 314 ff. and H. ” in H. ), Staatsrecht in Theorie und Praxis.

84. 77 Radbruch thought otherwise; see G. Radbruch, Rechtsphilosophie, n. 44 above, p. 312: “Doubtless, if the purpose of law and the means towards its achievement could be scientifically and clearly ascertained the conclusion would be inevitable that the validity of positive law must cease to exist which deviates from the natural law which science once recognised, just as the exposed error gives way to the revealed truth. No justification is conceivable of the validity of demonstrably false law”.

Hart, “Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals”, n. 53 above, p. 76. 38 I. Law Under Stress core of Hart’s accusation of lack of candour is thus that Radbruch reduced the principle of Nulla poena sine lege to the prescription of the ius praevium and thus concealed the harm to the prescription of the lex scripta. In this way the fact is concealed that there is a choice between “the lesser of two evils”. 100 The potential of abuse, however, never entails necessity. In Radbruch himself one finds no simulated harmony.

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