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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Selves, Persons, Individuals: Philosophical Perspectives on Women and Legal Obligations

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ISBN13: 9780754623984
ISBN: 075462398X
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Whilst feminist philosophy has frequently engaged with political theory, this original book instead considers legal theory and the practical operation of law. The work considers some of the contested meanings of what it is to be a self, a person or an individual in relation to the law of obligations.

The discussion still impacts upon political theory as it concerns the way in which the question of what it is to be a woman has been defined within recent feminist theory. In order to overcome what appears to be a block in feminist legal theory, the book draws together areas of philosophy which are not normally considered within feminist or legal theory.

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