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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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A new edition was published, see:
Jurisprudence 2nd ed isbn 9781107612570

Jurisprudence


ISBN13: 9780521614832
New Edition ISBN: 9781107612570
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Jurisprudence is about the nature of law and justice. It embraces studies and theories from a range of disciplines such as history, sociology, political science, philosophy, psychology and even economics. Why do people obey the law? How does law serve society? What is law’s relation to morality? What is the nature of rights? This book introduces and critically discusses the major traditions of jurisprudence.

Written in a lucid and accessible style, Suri Ratnapala considers a wide range of views, bringing conceptual clarity to the debates at hand. From Plato and Aristotle to the medieval scholastics, from Enlightenment thinkers to postmodernists and economic analysts of law, this important volume examines the great philosophical debates and gives insight into the central questions concerning law and justice.

  • Presents complex ideas and debates within legal philosophy in an easy to understand manner
  • Introduces and critically discusses the major traditions, from classical philosophy to theological scholarship, Enlightenment learning to modern and post-modern thought
  • Lucidly written in an accessible style

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. British legal positivism; 3. Germanic legal positivism: Hans Kelsen’s quest for the pure theory of law; 4. Realism in legal theory; 5. Natural law tradition in jurisprudence; 6. Separation of law and morality; 7. Sociological jurisprudence and the sociology of law; 8. Radical jurisprudence: challenges to liberal legal theory; 9. Economic analysis of law; 10. Evolutionary jurisprudence; 11. Fundamental legal conceptions: the building blocks of legal norms; 12. Justice.