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Metaphilosophy of Law

Edited by: Pawel Banas, Adam Dyrda, Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki

ISBN13: 9781509927487
Published: February 2019
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2016)
Price: £32.99
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Methodological and metaphilosophical disputes in the contemporary philosophy of law are very vivid. Basic issues remain controversial.

The purpose of the book is to confront approaches of Anglo-Saxon and continental philosophy of law to the following topics: the purpose of legal philosophy, the role of disagreement in legal philosophy, methodology of legal philosophy (conceptual analysis) and normativity of law.

We see those areas of legal metaphilosophy as drawing recently more and more attention in the literature. The authors of particular chapters are internationally recognized scholars rooted in various traditions:-

  • Anglo-Saxon (Gerald Postema, Dennis Patterson, Kenneth Ehrenberg, Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco),
  • Southern-European (Riccardo Guastini, Manuel Atienza),
  • Nordic (Torben Spaak),
  • German (Ralf Poscher) and
  • Central-European (Jan Wolenski, Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Adam Dyrda).
They represent different approaches and different backgrounds. The purpose of the volume is to contribute to the cross-cultural discussions of fundamental issues of philosophy of law.

The table of contents:
(i) Introduction
(ii) Biographiesof the Authors
1. GeraldPostema Jurisprudence as a Sociable Science
Commentary by Tomasz Stawecki
2. RiccardoGuastini Two Faces of Analytical LegalPhilosophy
Commentary by Marek Smolak
3. JanWolenski Naturalism and Legal Philosophy
Commentary by Tomasz Pietrzykowski
4. ManuelAtienza “Regional “ Legal Philosophies
Commentary by Andrzej Grabowski
5. DennisPatterson Can We, Please, Stop Doing this. By the Way,Postema was Right (tentative title)
Commentary by Marcin Matczak
6. RalfPoscher Disagreement in Philosophy andLaw
Commentary by Andrei Kristan
7. AdamDyrda The Epistemology of TheoreticalDisagreements in Law
Commentary by Paolo Sandro
8. KennethEhrenberg Ontology and Reason Giving
Commentary by Sebastian Baldinger
9. VeronicaRodriguez-Blanco The Role ofDescriptive/Normative Dichotomy in Misunderstanding Actions in Law
Commentary by Maciej Juzaszek
10. TorbenSpaak Jurisprudence and ConceptualAnalysis, The Canberra Plan
Commentary by Pawel Banas
11. TomaszGizbert-Studnicki The Social SourcesThesis and Metaphilosophy Commentary by Bartosz Janik -