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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Stanley Fish on Philosophy, Politics and Law: How Fish Works


ISBN13: 9781107427372
Published: July 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2014)
Price: £25.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107074743



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Fish's writings on philosophy, politics and law comprise numerous books and articles produced over many decades.

This book connects those dots in order to reveal the overall structure of his argument and to demonstrate how his work in politics and law flows logically from his philosophical stands on the nature of the self, epistemology and the role of theory.

Michael Robertson considers Fish's political critiques of liberalism, critical theory, postmodernism and pragmatism before turning to his observations on political substance and political practice.

The detailed analysis of Fish's jurisprudence explores his relationships to legal positivism, legal formalism, legal realism and critical legal studies, as well as his debate with Ronald Dworkin.

Gaps and inconsistencies in Fish's arguments are fully explored, and the author provides a description of Fish's own positive account of law and deals with the charge that Fish is an indeterminacy theorist who undermines the rule of law.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Introduction
Part I. Philosophy: 1. The nature of the self
2. Epistemology
3. The role of theory
Part II. Politics: 4. Political theory
5. Political substance
6. Political practice
Part III. Law: 7. Legal positivism
8. Legal formalism
9. The Fish/Dworkin debate
10. Fish's positive account of law
11. Change and indeterminacy in law
12. Legal realism and critical legal studies
Conclusion.