John Austin

[Revised entry by Brian Bix on February 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] John Austin is considered by many to be the creator of the school of analytical jurisprudence, as well as,
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[Revised entry by Brian Bix on February 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] John Austin is considered by many to be the creator of the school of analytical jurisprudence, as well as, more specifically, the approach to law known as "legal positivism." Austin's particular command theory of law has been subject to pervasive criticism, but its simplicity gives it an evocative power that continues to attract adherents....

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