A Diachronic Index and Glossary to What Is Justice? Collected Essays by Hans Kelsen

Prebble QC, John and Opacic, Nina (2017) A Diachronic Index and Glossary to What Is Justice? Collected Essays by Hans Kelsen. WU International Taxation Research Paper Series, 2017-14. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Universität Wien, Vienna.


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"What is Justice?" is a compilation of essays by Hans Kelsen that deal with problems of justice and their relationship to law, philosophy, and science. The broad scope and applicability of "What is Justice?" makes it a valuable source for research and writing across jurisdictions and in almost any area of law. Access to the English translation of "What is Justice?" is challenging because the book has no index. This present Index aims to provide scholars with a way in to Kelsen's work. Kelsen's tightly packed generalisations and conceptual arguments, which are intended to apply generally to all laws and legal systems, are not accessible to all readers. The Index attempts to present Kelsen's theories in a manner that enables readers to apply them to any area of law and to take full advantage of Kelsen's wisdom. The authors call their work an "index" because it most closely resembles that literary form. However, the work and its companion, "A Diachronic Index and Glossary to [Kelsen's] Pure Theory of Law?" attempt much more. Each has features of a concordance, and each finds conceptual links between Kelsen's insight and legal institutions and reasoning in areas of law that he never considered. A paper that uses the Indexes to examine such links is John Prebble, "Kelsen, the Principle of Exclusion of Contradictions, and General Anti-Avoidance Rules in Tax Law."

Item Type: Paper
Additional Information: Editors: Eva Eberhartinger, Michael Lang, Rupert Sausgruber and Martin Zagler (Vienna University of Economics and Business), and Erich Kirchler (University of Vienna)
Keywords: Hans Kelsen, Index, philosophy, justice, jurisprudence
Classification Codes: JEL Classification: KOO
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 12:10
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5947


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