John Austin, 1790-1859. British legal philosopher and theorist, widely regarded as the founder of "legal positivism." His theory was strongly influenced by Utilitarianism.

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John Austin
Article from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Brian Bix, reviewing this thinker's life, influences and views, and criticisms made by other philosophers.
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