Historical Who is Who

KELSEN, Hans

1881 - 1973
United States
PHILOSOPHY

 

Austrian-American legal theorist who stressed the importance of law as scientifically normative rather than deriving from or based on practice. Although the findings of social science or the values arising from religious beliefs have some relevance, law itself being a community-wide willed principle generates its own sense of ‘ought’.

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