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Morality, law and conflicting reasons for action

Cane, Peter


In The Concept of Law, H.L.A. Hart suggested that four formal features of morality distinguish it from law: importance, immunity from deliberate change, the nature of moral offences and the form of moral pressure. On closer examination, none of these supposed features clearly distinguishes morality from law, at least in the broad sense of �morality� that Hart adopted. However, a fifth feature of morality mentioned by Hart � namely the role that morality plays in practical reasoning as a source...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Cambridge Law Journal
DOI: 10.1017/S0008197312000207


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