ABSTRACT

This book, originally published in 1959, makes explicit the social principles which underlie the procedures and political practice of the modern democratic state. The authors take the view that in the modern welfare state there are porblems connected with the nature of law, with concepts like rights, justice, equality, property, punishment, responsibility and liberty and which modern philosophical techniques can illuminate.

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Contents

part |2 pages

PART ONE SOCIETY: ITS RULES AND THEIR VALIDITY

chapter |23 pages

MORAL THEORY

chapter |2 pages

normative term,

chapter |3 pages

RIGHTS

chapter |2 pages

rights moral rights

chapter |4 pages

'Human rights'

part |2 pages

PART TWO SOCIAL PRINCIPLES AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION

chapter |4 pages

JUSTICE AND EQUALITY

chapter |1 pages

some sort,

chapter |6 pages

as a definition of a

chapter |2 pages

criminals are

chapter |3 pages

rules and

chapter |7 pages

Nations and nationalism

chapter |8 pages

de de

chapter |3 pages

claims of leadership

chapter |2 pages

the interests

chapter |6 pages

hypothesi the law which

chapter |9 pages

takes active steps to