Legal Philosophies

Author: James W. Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0406507163
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Law

A wide range of issues and topics in the jurisprudential field are discussed in this book. This edition concentrates particularly on recent legal theorists such as Rawls and the feminist jurisprudential writings of Dworkin.

Legal Philosophies

Author: James W. Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0406507163
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Law

A wide range of issues and topics in the jurisprudential field are discussed in this book. This edition concentrates particularly on recent legal theorists such as Rawls and the feminist jurisprudential writings of Dworkin.

Legal Philosophies

Author: J. W. Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 0406900272
Release Date: 1997-11-07
Genre:

Harris: Legal Philosophies has been written to provide a clear guide to the main topics in a jurisprudence or legal theory course with the novice in mind. It provides summaries of the pertinent arguments within these topics, and of the views of leading theorists. This new edition takes a lookat the emergence of 'Critical Legal Studies' and 'Feminist Jurisprudence', whilst there are new sections on 'Moral Truth' and 'Communitarianism' (a revived theoretical approach).

Law Rights and Discourse

Author: George Pavlakos
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847313683
Release Date: 2007-07-11
Genre: Law

A philosophical system is not what one would expect to find in the work of a contemporary legal thinker. Robert Alexy's work counts as a striking exception. Over the past 28 years Alexy has been developing, with remarkable clarity and consistency, a systematic philosophy covering most of the key areas of legal philosophy. Kantian in its inspiration, his work admirably combines the rigour of analytical philosophy with a repertoire of humanitarian ideals reflecting the tradition of the Geisteswissenschaften, rendering it one of the most far-reaching and influential legal philosophies in our time. This volume has been designed with two foci in mind: the first is to reflect the breadth of Alexy's philosophical system, as well as the varieties of jurisprudential and philosophical scholarship in the last three decades on which his work has had an impact. The second objective is to provide for a critical exchange between Alexy and a number of specialists in the field, with an eye to identifying new areas of inquiry and offering a new impetus to the discourse theory of law. To that extent, it was thought that a critical exchange such as the one undertaken here would most appropriately reflect the discursive and critical character of Robert Alexy's work. The volume is divided into four parts, each dealing with a key area of Alexy's contribution. A final section brings together concise answers by Robert Alexy. In composing these, Alexy has tried to focus on points and criticisms that address new aspects of discourse theory or otherwise point the way to future developments and applications. With its range of topics of coverage, the number of specialists it engages and the originality of the answers it provides, this collection will become a standard work of reference for anyone working in legal theory in general and the discourse theory of law in particular.

Force and Freedom

Author: Arthur Ripstein
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674054516
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: Philosophy

In this masterful work, both an illumination of Kant's thought and an important contribution to contemporary legal and political theory, Arthur Ripstein gives a comprehensive yet accessible account of Kant's political philosophy. In addition to providing a clear and coherent statement of the most misunderstood of Kant's ideas, Ripstein also shows that Kant's views remain conceptually powerful and morally appealing today.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

Author: Roscoe Pound
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584773276
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Law

Pound, Roscoe. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1922. 307 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002044351. ISBN 1-58477-327-8. Cloth. $70. * Pound's Introduction outlines the philosophical foundations that support Anglo-American common law. A written version of the Storrs Lectures delivered at Yale University during the academic year 1921-1922. "Dean Pound has given us a clear, concise introduction to the philosophy of the law. It is so concise that it is impossible to summarize it so as to give any idea of its wealth of learning....An excellent, impartial and concise presentation of the subject..." William Herbert Page, Harvard Law Review 36:115-117 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 922.

Philosophy of Law

Author: Mark Tebbit
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315281001
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre: Law

Philosophy of Law: An Introduction provides an ideal starting point for students of philosophy and law. Setting it clearly against the historical background, Mark Tebbit quickly leads readers into the heart of the philosophical questions that dominate philosophy of law today. He provides an exceptionally wide-ranging overview of the contending theories that have sought to resolve these problems. He does so without assuming prior knowledge either of philosophy or law on the part of the reader. The book is structured in three parts around the key issues and themes in philosophy of law: What is the law? – the major legal theories addressing the question of what we mean by law, including natural law, legal positivism and legal realism. The reach of the law – the various legal theories on the nature and extent of the law’s authority, with regard to obligation and civil disobedience, rights, liberty and privacy. Criminal law – responsibility and mens rea, intention, recklessness and murder, legal defences, insanity and philosophies of punishment. This new third edition has been thoroughly updated to include assessments of important developments in philosophy and law in the early years of the twenty-first century. Revisions include a more detailed analysis of natural law, new chapters on common law and the development of positivism, a reassessment of the Austin–Hart dispute in the light of recent criticism of Hart, a new chapter on the natural law–positivist controversy over Nazi law and legality, and new chapters on criminal law, extending the analysis of the dispute over the viability of the defences of necessity and duress.

Conflicting Philosophies and International Trade Law

Author: Michael Burkard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319610672
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Political Science

This book reveals how conflicting worldviews are at the root of public controversies on policy and trade issues. It highlights the particularly controversial disputes at the level of the World Trade Organization in the case of regulating beef-hormones and GMOs, aiming to show how negotiators of international agreements, members of dispute settlement bodies, and policy makers in general could have recourse to concepts of other disciplines such as epistemology and philosophy in order to address deadlocked legal disputes. Ultimately, the book is a manifesto for independent and critical research.

The Great Legal Philosophers

Author: Clarence Morris
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812210085
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Law

"An attempt to give readers in one volume a speaking acquaintance with the great legal philosophers of the ages"--Preface.

An Introduction to African Legal Philosophy

Author: John Murungi
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739174678
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Philosophy

A book on legal philosophy, necessarily, focuses attention on law. In addition to this focus, An Introduction to an African Legal Philosophy focuses attention on philosophy. The link between law and philosophy is brought into relief, which is done through an African context. An attempt is made to spell out what is African about legal philosophy without being cut off of African legal philosophy from non-African legal philosophy. The book draws attention to the view that a basic component of African legal philosophy consists of an investigation of what it is to be an African, and because an African is a human being among other human beings, the investigation is about what it is to be a human being. Ubuntuism is an African-derived word that captures this mode of being human. Moreover, because human beings are cultural beings, African cultural context guides the investigation. Inescapably, it is claimed that, every legal philosophy is embedded in a culture. African legal philosophy is not an exception. It is deeply rooted in African culture –a culture that is today shaped, in part, by a European colonialist culture. One feature that will strike one as one reads the book is that the book approaches African legal philosophy as a means of decolonization of African culture. African legal philosophy can accomplish this intelligently and effectively if it is itself decolonized. In doing this it contrasts sharply with mainstream Western legal philosophy.

Nature Ethics

Author: Marti Kheel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742552012
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

In Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective, Marti Kheel explores the underlying worldview of 'nature ethics, ' offering an alternative ecofeminist approach. Seeking to heal the divisions between the seemingly disparate movements and philosophies of feminism, animal advocacy, environmental ethics, and holistic health, Kheel proposes an ecofeminist philosophy that underscores the importance of empathy and care for individual beings as well as larger wholes

Philosophy of Law

Author: Mark C. Murphy
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1405129603
Release Date: 2006-08-11
Genre: Philosophy

The Philosophy of Law is a broad-reaching text that guides readers through the basic analytical and normative issues in the field, highlighting key historical and contemporary thinkers and offering a unified treatment of the various issues in the philosophy of law. Enlivened with numerous, everyday examples to illustrate various concepts of law. Employs the idea of three central commonplaces about law - that law is a social matter, that law is authoritative, and that law is for the common good - to organize seemingly disparate topics and to bring rival views into contention with each other. The first volume in the Fundamentals of Philosophy series, in which leading philosophers explore the fundamental issues and core problems in the major sub-disciplines of philosophy.