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Hans Kelsen

Reine Rechtslehre

Einleitung in die rechtswissenschaftliche Problematik (Studienausgabe der 1. Auflage 1934)
hrsg. u. eingel. v. Matthias Jestaedt

[Pure Theory of Law. An Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory.]

2008. LXVI, 181 pages.
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Hans Kelsen's »Pure Theory of Law«, which was published in 1934, is one of the key works on legal theory in the 20th century. In it, Kelsen presents a theory in which he separates the law from morality on the one hand and on the other hand from proven fact, a theory which was also critical of ideologies.
Hans Kelsen's »Pure Theory of Law«, which was published in 1934, is one of the key works on legal theory in the 20th century. In it, Kelsen presents a theory in which he separates the law from morality on the one hand and on the other hand from proven fact, a theory which was also critical of ideologies. Anyone wanting to think about the structure and the validity of the law and the characteristics of jurisprudence, in short, anyone wanting to think about the normativity of the law, will inevitably have to deal with the »Pure Theory of Law.« The first edition of this work, which has been translated into approximately a dozen languages, was reprinted several times in German, but is currently out of print. It is now available as a student edition, which is intended to encourage those interested in the law to read through it and to give it their careful and critical consideration.
Authors/Editors

Hans Kelsen (1881–1973) 1919–30 Universitätsprofessor in Wien; 1919–1930 Verfassungsrichter; 1930–33 Professor in Köln; 1933–40 Professor in Genf; 1936–38 Professor in Prag; 1945–52 Professor in Berkeley.

Matthias Jestaedt ist Professor für Öffentliches Recht und Rechtstheorie an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschrift d.Savigny-Stiftung G — 2011, 904–907 (Thomas Olechowski)
In: Informationsmittel f. Bibliotheken — http://ifb.bsz-bw.de/ifb2/bsz282699880rez-1.pdf?id=3107 (04/2010) (Joachim Lilla)