John Stuart Mill reviewed John AustinÕs posthumously published Lectures on Jurisprudence in the Edinburgh Review in 1863. He compared Bentham with Austin, assigning an essentially destructive role to the former and a constructive role to the latter. Bentham had carried out the necessary task of sweeping away the absurdities and irrationalities which characterized the study of the law, while Austin had then carried out the equally indispensable task of classifying, defining, and distinguishing l

First Author: Freeman, Michael; Mindus, Patricia


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Bibliographic Information

Type: Book Chapter

Book Title: The Legacy of John Austin's Jurisprudence (2012)

Page Reference: 237-254

ISBN: 9789400748293