By Torben Spaak
This publication bargains a serious appraisal of Karl Olivecrona’s criminal philosophy. in keeping with Olivecrona’s critique of the view that legislations has binding strength, the research of the concept that and serve as of a criminal rule, and the concept that legislations is an issue of geared up strength, the booklet argues that Olivecrona’s criminal philosophy is a different contribution to 20th century felony philosophy. It indicates how Olivecrona’s philosophy can be utilized within the evaluate of up to date theories of legislation, equivalent to these recommend via Hart, Raz, Dworkin, and Alexy. additionally, the publication argues that Olivecrona’s quite a few discussions of theories defended by means of key humans within the historical past of criminal and political philosophy are hugely fascinating contributions. They not just bring up our knowing of the criminal and political philosophy of past generations, but additionally complements our perception into legal-philosophical questions that stay with us today.
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149–156) and Vilhelm Lundstedt (in the above-mentioned letter to Olivecrona), were aware as early as 1941 that something was seriously wrong, that Jews and others were being persecuted and, indeed, murdered. For example, what happened during the so-called Kristall Nacht [Crystal Night] 9 November 1938 must have been clear to all people. kan göra gällande, att en övertygelse vilar på felaktiga antaganden eller på felaktiga slutsatser från verkliga fakta, och då bör man försöka klargöra detta. Det är som om Mjöberg, liksom så många andra nu för tiden, utan vidare förutsatte frånvaron av ärlig övertygelse hos dem han angriper.
For he is by far the best-known Swedish legal philosopher to this day, and deservedly so; in the Nordic countries, he is in this regard second only to the Dane Alf Ross. 4 England or Germany? When sketching Karl Olivecrona’s biography, one cannot avoid the two pamphlets Olivecrona wrote about World War II and about international politics more generally. In the first book, England eller Tyskland [England or Germany] (1940), he argued that Swedes and other Europeans ought not to fear, but to welcome, a German victory in the on-going war, since (as he saw it) this was necessary to bring The Swedish original reads as follows.
A Critical Appraisal of Karl Olivecrona's Legal Philosophy by Torben Spaak