legal positivism

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  • Legal positivism — is a school of thought in jurisprudence and the philosophy of law. The principal claims of legal positivism are that:* laws are rules made, whether deliberately or unintentionally, by human beings; * there is no inherent or necessary connection… …   Wikipedia

  • legal positivism — A school of jurisprudence whose advocates believe that the only legitimate sources of law are those written rules, regulations, and principles that have been expressly enacted, adopted, or recognized by a governmental entity or political… …   Law dictionary

  • Legal positivism — philosophical position that the only authentic knowledge is scientific knowledge. It is an approach to the philosophy of science, deriving from Enlightenment thinkers like Pierre Simon Laplace (and many others). See also logical positivism. •… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • legal positivism — noun A school of thought in jurisprudence in which the law is seen as separated from moral values, i.e. the law is posited by human lawmakers …   Wiktionary

  • Legal positivism — school of thought in the philosophy of law which claims that laws are made (deliberately or unintentionally) by human beings, and that there is no inherent or necessary connection between the validity of law and what is ethical or moral …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • Legal formalism — is a legal positivist view in philosophy of law and jurisprudence. While Jeremy Bentham s legal positivism can be seen as appertaining to the legislature, legal formalism appertains to the Judge; that is, formalism does not (as positivists do)… …   Wikipedia

  • Positivism — is the philosophy that the only authentic knowledge is knowledge that is based on actual sense experience. Such knowledge can only come from affirmation of theories through strict scientific method. Metaphysical speculation is avoided. Though the …   Wikipedia

  • Positivism (disambiguation) — Positivism is a philosophy that states that the only authentic knowledge is scientific knowledge.Positivism may also refer to:* Legal positivism, a school of thought in jurisprudence and the philosophy of law * Logical positivism, a school of… …   Wikipedia

  • Legal naturalism — is a term coined by Olufemi Taiwo to describe a current in the social philosophy of Karl Marx which can be interpreted as one of Natural Law. Taiwo considered it the manifestation of Natural Law in a dialectical materialist context.ee… …   Wikipedia

  • positivism — The philosophy of Comte, holding that the highest or only form of knowledge is the description of sensory phenomena. Comte held that there were three stages of human belief: the theological, the metaphysical, and finally the positive, so called… …   Philosophy dictionary

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