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The Resource Legal naturalism : a Marxist theory of law, Olufemi Taiwo

Legal naturalism : a Marxist theory of law, Olufemi Taiwo

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Legal naturalism : a Marxist theory of law
Title
Legal naturalism
Title remainder
a Marxist theory of law
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Olufemi Taiwo
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eng
Summary
  • Legal Naturalism advances a clear and convincing case that Marx's theory of law is a form of natural law jurisprudence. It explicates both Marx's writings and the idea of natural law, and makes a forceful contribution to current debates on the foundations of law. Olufemi Taiwo argues that embedded in the corpus of Marxist writing is a plausible, adequate, and coherent legal theory. In this sophisticated, well-written book, he describes Marx's general concept of law, which he calls "legal naturalism." For Marxism, natural law isn't a permanent verity; it refers to the basic law of a given epoch or social formation which is an essential aspect of its mode of production. Capitalist law is thus natural law in a capitalist society and is politically and morally progressive relative to the laws of preceding social formations
  • Taiwo emphasizes that these formations are dialectical or dynamic, not merely static, so that the law which is naturally appropriate to a capitalist economy will embody tensions and contradictions that replicate the underlying conflicts of that economy. In addition, he discusses the enactment and reform of "positive law"--Law established by government institutions - in a Marxian framework
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Legal naturalism : a Marxist theory of law, Olufemi Taiwo
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Legal naturalism : a Marxist theory of law, Olufemi Taiwo
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt15hvrx5
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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Contents
1. The Foundation: Marx on Law and Laws -- 2. A Marxist Theory of Natural Law -- 3. Laying Down the Law: The Positivization of Natural Law -- 4. On the Autonomy of Law -- 5. Change and Continuity in Law -- 6. Should Law Wither Away?
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1 online resource (x, 215 pages)
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online
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9781501701740
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computer
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illustrations.
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