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).

Legal Philosophies of Russian Liberalism

Author: Andrzej Walicki
Publisher:
ISBN: 0268012989
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Jurisprudence

The author aims to show that the liberal intellectual tradition in pre-revolutionary Russia was in fact much stronger than is usually believed, the main concern of Russia's liberal thinkers being the problem of the rule of law. He concentrates on six thinkers: Chicherin, Soloviev, Petrzycki, Novgoro

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.

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.

The Politics of Jurisprudence

Author: Roger B. M. Cotterrell
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812213939
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Law

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title In The Politics of Jurisprudence, Roger Cotterrell offers a concise introduction to and commentary on Anglo-American jurisprudence, and a contribution to the study of the development of American and English general conceptions of law since the establishment of modern legal professions in the U.S. and Britain.

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.

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.

The Great Legal Philosophers

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

Aristotle - Cicero - Aquinas - Grotius - Hobbes - Montesquieu - Hume - Rousseau - Kant - Bentham - von Savigny - Hegel - Austin - Mill - von Ihering - Holmes - Ehrlich - Dabin - Dewey - Cardozo - Pound