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Philosophy of Law


ISBN13: 9780691163963
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2010)
Price: £14.95
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In Philosophy of Law, Andrei Marmor provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary debates about the fundamental nature of law - an issue that has been at the heart of legal philosophy for centuries.

What the law is seems to be a matter of fact, but this fact has normative significance: it tells people what they ought to do. Is the normative content of a law entirely determined by the facts that make it a law? Are there some normative moral constraints on what the law can be? And can we fully characterize and define the law without assuming a moral conception about what the law ought to be?

Finally, is the philosophy of law about describing what law is, or prescribing what it should be? Marmor argues that the myriad questions raised by the factual and normative features of law actually depend on the possibility of reduction - whether the legal domain can be explained in terms of something else, more foundational in nature.

In addition to exploring the major issues in contemporary legal thought, Philosophy of Law provides a critical analysis of the people and ideas that have dominated the field in past centuries. It will be essential reading for anyone curious about the nature of law.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Introduction 1
Chapter One: A Pure Theory of Law? 12
Chapter Two: Social Rules at the Foundations of Law 35
Chapter Three: Authority, Conventions, and the Normativity of Law 60
Chapter Four: Is Law Determined by Morality? 84
Chapter Five: Is Legal Philosophy Normative? 109
Chapter Six: The Language of Law 136
Bibliography 161
Index 167