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Hohfeld, Wesley Newcomb (1879–1918)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-T036-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-T036-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved September 21, 2019, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/hohfeld-wesley-newcomb-1879-1918/v-1

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W.N. Hohfeld, US law professor and proponent of analytical jurisprudence, was responsible for one of the most influential analyses of the concept of a right in legal and moral philosophy. He offered to resolve all complex legal relations into a few simple and elementary ones, often confusedly referred to as ‘rights’.

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MacCormick, Neil. Hohfeld, Wesley Newcomb (1879–1918), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-T036-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/hohfeld-wesley-newcomb-1879-1918/v-1.
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