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Legal Philosophies 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780406507167
ISBN: 0406507163
Published: October 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99



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A wide range of issues and topics in the jurisprudential field is discussed in this book. It concentrates particularly on recent legal theorists such as Rawls and Dworking, whose work is highly sophisticated and can be difficult to grasp.

Harris: Legal Philosophies is designed to make such modern legal theories accessible to the beginner, while at the same time stimulating the reader to further consideration of the subject.

This edition includes developments in the jurisprudential literature, including critical legal studies, Marxist legal theory and the economic analysis of law.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. What is jurisprudence about?
2. Natural law and moral truth
3. The command theory of law
4. Utilitarianism and the economic analysis of law
5. Punishment
6. Kelson's pure theory of law
7. Legal concepts
8. Legal realism and critical legal studies
9. Hart's concept of law
10. Freedom and the enforcement of morals
11. The morality of law and the rule of law
12. Statutory interpretation
13. Precedent
14. Dworkin's rights thesis
15. Legal reasoning
16. The duty to obey the law
17. The historical school and non-state law
18. Sociological jurisprudence
19. Law, social theory and Marxist jurisprudence
20. Justice: liberal, communitarian and feminist
Index