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H. L. A. Hart

1907 - 1992

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Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart (; 18 July 1907 – 19 December 1992) was an English legal philosopher. He was the Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford University and the Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford. His most famous work is The Concept of Law, which has been hailed as "the most important work of legal philosophy written in the twentieth century". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. L. A. Hart has received more than 577,536 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. H. L. A. Hart is the 372nd most popular philosopher (down from 364th in 2019), the 733rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 705th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Philosopher.

H. L. A. Hart is most famous for his theory of legal positivism, which argues that law is created by the sovereign power of the state. Hart's theory is a response to John Austin's theory of legal positivism, which argues that law is created by the sovereign power of the state.

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Among philosophers, H. L. A. Hart ranks 372 out of 1,081Before him are Günther Anders, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Archelaus, Johann Georg Hamann, Moses Hess, and Masanobu Fukuoka. After him are Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Gennadius Scholarius, Jean Gerson, Haji Bektash Veli, and Gershom Scholem.

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Among people born in 1907, H. L. A. Hart ranks 48Before him are Barbara Stanwyck, Pujie, Lucien Laurent, Varlam Shalamov, Lee Miller, and Henri-Georges Clouzot. After him are Roman Shukhevych, Lê Duẩn, Zarah Leander, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, Yoshiko Kawashima, and W. H. Auden. Among people deceased in 1992, H. L. A. Hart ranks 33Before him are Algirdas Julien Greimas, Peyo, Daniel Bovet, Paolo Borsellino, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Günther Anders. After him are Kaysone Phomvihane, David Bohm, Sam Walton, Denny Hulme, César Manrique, and Albert Pierrepoint.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, H. L. A. Hart ranks 733 out of 7,765Before him are Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534), Robert III of Scotland (1330), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), Gordon Brown (1951), and Benedict Cumberbatch (1976). After him are Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519), Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765), Samuel Richardson (1689), Catherine of Lancaster (1373), Arthur Cayley (1821), and Pat Hitchcock (1928).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, H. L. A. Hart ranks 23Before him are William Godwin (1756), G. E. Moore (1873), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), A. S. Neill (1883), E. H. Carr (1892), and J. L. Austin (1911). After him are John of Salisbury (1110), Francis Hutcheson (1694), Paul Grice (1913), Alan Watts (1915), Adam Ferguson (1723), and Roger Scruton (1944).