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What Makes Law: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law


ISBN13: 9780521542197
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £22.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521834278



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This book offers an advanced introduction to central questions in legal philosophy. What factors determine the content of the law in force? What makes a normative system a legal system? How does law beyond the state differ from domestic law? What kind of moral force does law have?

These are all questions about the nature of law. The most important existing views are introduced, but the aim is not to survey the existing literature. Rather, this book introduces the subject by stepping back from the fray to sketch the big picture, to show just what is at stake in these old debates. Legal philosophy has become somewhat arid and inward looking.

In part this is because the disagreement between the main camps on the important questions is apparently intractable. The main aim of the book is to suggest both a diagnosis and a proper practical response to this situation of intractable disagreement about questions that do matter.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Morality and the grounds of law
3. Legal positivism
4. Nonpositivism
5. Disagreement in practical philosophy
6. Law
7. The normative force of law
8. What makes law law?: law beyond the state
9. Conclusion: what matters?

Series: Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Law

The Legal Relation: Legal Theory after Legal Positivism ISBN 9781316648001
To be published September 2017
Cambridge University Press
£26.99
What Makes Law: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law ISBN 9780521834278
Published September 2014
Cambridge University Press
£57.00
Contract Law: Rules, Theory, and Context ISBN 9780521615532
Published April 2013
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
Contract Law: Rules, Theory, and Context ISBN 9780521850469
Published April 2013
Cambridge University Press
£67.00
An Introduction to Property Theory ISBN 9780521113656
Published June 2012
Cambridge University Press
£63.00
An Introduction to Property Theory ISBN 9780521130608
Published June 2012
Cambridge University Press
£21.99
An Introduction to Rights 2nd ed ISBN 9781107648197
Published May 2012
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
Normative Jurisprudence: An Introduction ISBN 9780521738293
Published November 2011
Cambridge University Press
£22.99