Title: THE SUBSISTENCE OF MORALITY IN LAW: A SYNOPSIS OF H. L. A
HART'S CONCEPTION OF THE LAW
Authors: Uchenna Nympha Nkama
Volume:2 Issue: 12
Uchenna Nympha Nkama
Philosophy Department, University Of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
MLA 8 Nkama, Uchenna Nympha. "THE SUBSISTENCE OF MORALITY IN LAW: A SYNOPSIS OF H. L. A HART'S CONCEPTION OF THE LAW." Int. J. Arts&Humanities, vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 2018, pp. 615-622, ijah.org/more2018.php?id=40. Accessed Dec. 2018.
APA Nkama, U. (2018, December). THE SUBSISTENCE OF MORALITY IN LAW: A SYNOPSIS OF H. L. A HART'S CONCEPTION OF THE LAW. Int. J. Arts&Humanities, 2(12), 615-622. Retrieved from ijah.org/more2018.php?id=40
Chicago Nkama, Uchenna Nympha. "THE SUBSISTENCE OF MORALITY IN LAW: A SYNOPSIS OF H. L. A HART'S CONCEPTION OF THE LAW." Int. J. Arts&Humanities 2, no. 12 (December 2018), 615-622. Accessed December, 2018. ijah.org/more2018.php?id=40.
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Abstract: Whether natural or positive, every law has an author with certain demands of morality. Thus, this
paper discusses the subsistence of morality in law, a synopsis of H. L. Hart's conception of the
law. According to Hart, there is no logical interconnectivity between law and morals, and that
law is not simply a command backed by threat. Instead, Hart hinged his conception of the law on
a system of rules. In view of this standpoint, the issues raised by Hart's conception of law
include what is morality, what is law, what is Hart's minimum content of natural law and judicial
discretion, among others. The aim is to reveal the problem in Harts legal positivism that is
scarcely explored by other scholars. The work contributes to knowledge by submitting that one
cannot help but queue into the notion that morality cannot be eschewed from the law.
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