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Modern Jurisprudence: A Philosophical Guide 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781509948901
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781509905614
To be Published: June 2022
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99

This textbook presents a clear exploration of the historical developments and ideas that give modern thinking its distinctive shape. It guides students through the rival standpoints on jurisprudence from the origins of Western jurisprudential thought and the classical tradition to the emergence of 'modern' political thought. Chapters on Hart, Fuller, Rawls, Dworkin and Finnis lead the reader systematically through the terrain of modern legal philosophy, tracing the issues back to fundamental questions of philosophy, and indicating lines of criticism that result in a fresh and original perspective on the subject.

The third edition includes a new chapter on feminist legal scholarship and non-Western approaches.

1. Justice, Law and History
Part One: Foundations
2. Origins of the Western Jurisprudential Tradition
3. Jurisprudence: The Classical Tradition
4. The Emergence of 'Modern' Political Thought
5. Images of Law from Grotius to Kant
Part Two: Debates
6. Positive Law, Positive Justice: Hart
7. Justice in the 'Real World': Dworkin
8. Justice and the Liberal State: Rawls
9. Justice and the Common Good: Finnis
10. Justice and Legality: Fuller
11. Justice and Legal Order: Further Reflections
Part Three: Critical Perspectives
12. Disruptive Theories
13. Conclusions?