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A utilitarian argument: laying the foundation for a coherent system of law

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posted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by Mirko Bagaric
Even the most ardent legal positivists agree that as a matter offact there is a connection between law and morality. In most Western legal systems this association is very strong. Underpinning most legal rules is a (real or  purported) moral principle - certainly it is difficult to find examples of laws which are clearly immoral. The foundation upon which a coherent and justifiable legal system must be built is a theory of morality.

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Journal

Otago law review

Volume

10

Issue

2

Pagination

163 - 180

Publisher

Otago Law Review Trust Board

Location

[Dunedin, N.Z.]

ISSN

0078-6918

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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