Basic Concepts of Legal Thought / Edition 1

Basic Concepts of Legal Thought / Edition 1

by George P. Fletcher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195083369

ISBN-13: 9780195083361

Pub. Date: 03/21/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this one-of-a-kind text, George P. Fletcher, a renowned legal theorist, offers a provocative yet accessible overview of the basics of legal thought. The first section of the book is designed to introduce the reader to fundamental concepts such as the rule of law and deciding cases under the law. It continues with an analysis of the values of justice, desert,

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In this one-of-a-kind text, George P. Fletcher, a renowned legal theorist, offers a provocative yet accessible overview of the basics of legal thought. The first section of the book is designed to introduce the reader to fundamental concepts such as the rule of law and deciding cases under the law. It continues with an analysis of the values of justice, desert, consent, and equality, as they figure into our judgment of legal cultures in terms of soundness and legitimacy. The final chapters address the problems of morality and consistency in the law. In each case the author not only introduces the basic ideas but considers important arguments in the contemporary literature and raises original claims of his own. Ideally suited for courses in the philosophy of law, legal issues, and jurisprudence, Basic Concepts of Legal Thought fills a void in the literature, as there is no other volume that both eases law students into the mysteries of legal philosophy and provides an introduction to the legal mind for non-lawyers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083361
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/21/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: The Legal System
1. The Rule of Law
2. Law
3. Rules and Discretions
4. Discourse
Part II: Some Ultimate Values
5. Justice
6. Desert
7. Consent
8. Morality
Part III: Morality in the Law
9.
10. Efficiency
11. Loyalty
12. Consistency
Index

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