A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory / Edition 1

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory / Edition 1

by Dennis Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631213295

ISBN-13: 9780631213291

Pub. Date: 06/11/1999

Publisher: Wiley

This outstanding student reference series offers a comprehensive and authoritative survey of philosophy as a whole. Written by today’s leading philosophies, each volume provides lucid and engaging coverage of the key figures, terms, topics, and problems of the field. Taken together, they provide the ideal basis for course use, representing a vital work of

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This outstanding student reference series offers a comprehensive and authoritative survey of philosophy as a whole. Written by today’s leading philosophies, each volume provides lucid and engaging coverage of the key figures, terms, topics, and problems of the field. Taken together, they provide the ideal basis for course use, representing a vital work of reference for students and specialists alike.

A Companion to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

Written by an international assembly of leading scholars, this volume represents an unparallel survey of philosophy of law and legal theory for students and specialists alike. The 45 original articles provide a critical overview of the basic theoretical concepts, theories, topics, philosophical issues, and themes that now feature in the law school and undergraduate legal studies curricula.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631213291
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/11/1999
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.76(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
1Property law3
2Contract24
3Tort law57
4Criminal law80
5Public international law96
6Constitutional law and religion113
7Constitutional law and interpretation126
8Constitutional law and privacy139
9Constitutional law and equality156
10Evidence172
11Comparative law184
12Interpretation of statutes200
13Conflict of laws209
14Natural law theory223
15Legal positivism241
16Legal realism261
17Critical legal studies280
18Post-realism and legal process291
19Feminist jurisprudence302
20Law and economics311
21Legal formalism332
22German legal philosophy and theory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries343
23Marxist theory of law355
24Deconstruction367
25Postmodernism375
26Legal pragmatism385
27Law and anthropology397
28The sociology of law406
29Law and theology421
30Law and morality436
31Law and literature450
32The duty to obey the law465
33Legal enforcement of morality475
34Indeterminacy488
35Precedent503
36Punishment and responsibility514
37Loyalty524
38Coherence533
39The welfare state553
40Legal scholarship562
41Authority of law573
42Analogical reasoning583
Index591

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