Review of the Force of Law
Frederick Schauer's The Force of Law is an extremely rare example of that type of the philosophy of law which is very good and accessible at the same time. The central tenant of the book is the centrality of coercion for law. The theme that is extremely abstract, complex, sometimes even esoteric within the philosophy of law. Both leading schools of the modern legal philosophy of law, Hartian legal positivism and the interpretative theory of law of Ronald Dworkin, have reached such a high degree of sophistication that they become virtually inaccessible not only to the people outside the academia, but also to those, non-majoring in the field of legal philosophy. Schauer 's book is an extremely valuable example of the opposite.
Another highly important merit of the book is the interdisciplinary research perspective. The coercion phenomenon has been subjected not only to the rigorous philosophical conceptual analysis. Schauer enriches the research with the valuable insights from economics, cognitive psychology and sociology.
The article is dedicated to the review of Schauer's book "The Force of Law".
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международное частное право; недвижимость; ; школа бартолистов; бартолисты; теория статутов; статуарная теория/