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A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics: 2015: Volume 6 2nd ed

Edited by: Fred D. Jr. Miller, Carrie-Ann Biondi

ISBN13: 9789401798846
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
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The first-ever multivolume treatment of the issues in legal philosophy and general jurisprudence, from both a theoretical and a historical perspective. The work is aimed at jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. Edited by the renowned theorist Enrico Pattaro and his team, this book is a classical reference work that would be of great interest to legal and practical philosophers as well as to jurists and legal scholar at all levels.

The work is divided in two parts. The theoretical part (published in 2005), consisting of five volumes, covers the main topics of the contemporary debate; the historical part, consisting of six volumes (Volumes 6-8 published in 2007; Volumes 9 and 10, published in 2009; Volume 11 published in 2011 and Volume 12 forthcoming in 2015), accounts for the development of legal thought from ancient Greek times through the twentieth century. The entire set will be completed with an index.

Volume 6: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics 2nd revised edition, edited by Fred D. Miller, Jr. and Carrie-Ann Biondi

Volume 6 is the first of the Treatise’s historical volumes (following the five theoretical ones) and is dedicated to the philosophers’ philosophy of law from ancient Greece to the 16th century. The volume thus begins with the dawning of legal philosophy in Greek and Roman philosophical thought and then covers the birth and development of European medieval legal philosophy, the influence of Judaism and the Islamic philosophers, the revival of Roman and Christian canon law, and the rise of scholastic philosophy in the late Middle Ages, which paved the way for early-modern Western legal philosophy. This second, revised edition comes with an entirely new chapter devoted to the later Scholastics (Chapter 14, by Annabel Brett) and an epilogue (by Carrie-Ann Biondi) on the legacy of ancient and medieval thought for modern legal philosophy, as well as with updated references and indexes.

A Note on the Authors
General Editor's Preface to the Historical Volumes of the Treatise
Enrico Pattaro
Preface by the Editors of Volume 6
Fred D. Miller, Jr., and Carrie-Ann Biondi
Prologue - Near Eastern Antecedents of Western Legal Thought
Fred D. Miller, Jr.
Further Reading
Chapter 1 - Early Greek Legal Thought
Michael Gagarin and Paul Woodruff
Chapter 2 - Socrates and Early Socratic Philosophers of Law
Richard F. Stalley and Roderick T. Long
Chapter 3 - Platonic Philosophy of Law
Richard F. Stalley
Chapter 4 - Aristotle's Philosophy of Law
Fred D. Miller, Jr.
Chapter 5 - Hellenistic Philosophers of Law
Roderick T. Long
Chapter 6 - Law in Roman Philosophy
Brad Inwood and Fred D. Miller, Jr.
Chapter 7 - Early Jewish and Christian Legal Thought
Fred D. Miller, Jr.
Chapter 8 - The Philosophy of Law in the Writings of Augustine
Janet Coleman
Chapter 9 - Philosophy of Law in Medieval Judaism and Islam
Charles E. Butterworth
Chapter 10 - The Revival of Roman Law and Canon Law
Thomas M. Banchich, John Marenbon, and Charles J. Reid, Jr.
Chapter 11 - The Rise of Scholastic Legal Philosophy
John Marenbon
Chapter 12 - The Philosophy of Law of Thomas Aquinas
Anthony J. Lisska
Chapter 13 - Philosophy of Law in the Later Middle Ages
Anthony J. Lisska and Brian Tierney
Chapter 14 - Later Scholastic Philosophy of Law
Annabel Brett
Epilogue - The Legacy of Ancient and Medieval Legal Thought for Modern Legal Philosophy
Carrie-Ann Biondi
Further Reading
Index of Subjects
Index of Names.