The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory / Edition 1

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory / Edition 1

by Martin P. Golding
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631228322

ISBN-13: 9780631228325

Pub. Date: 11/22/2004

Publisher: Wiley

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory is a handy guide to the state of play in contemporary philosophy of law and legal theory.

  • Comprises 23 essays critical essays on the central themes and issues of the philosophy of law today, written by an international assembly of distinguished philosophers and legal theorists
  • Each

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Overview

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory is a handy guide to the state of play in contemporary philosophy of law and legal theory.

  • Comprises 23 essays critical essays on the central themes and issues of the philosophy of law today, written by an international assembly of distinguished philosophers and legal theorists
  • Each essay incorporates essential background material on the history and logic of the topic, as well as advancing the arguments
  • Represents a wide variety of perspectives on current legal theory

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631228325
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/22/2004
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series, #30
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,434,907
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: William A. Edmundson (Georgia State University).

Part I: Contending Schools of Thought:.

1. Legal Positivism: Brian H. Bix (University of Minnesota).

2. Natural Law Theory: Mark C. Murphy (Georgetown University.

3. American Legal Realism: Brian Leiter (University of Texas at Austin).

4. Economic Rationality in the Analysis of Legal Rules and Institutions: Lewis A. Kornhauser (New York University).

5. Critical Legal Theory: Mark V. Tushnet (Georgetown University).

6. Four Themes in Feminist Legal Theory: Difference, Dominance, Domesticity, and Denial: Patricia Smith (Baruch College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York).

Part II: Doctrinal Domains and Their Philosophical Foundations:.

7. Criminal Law Theory: Douglas Husak (Rutgers University).

8. Philosophy of Tort Law: Between the Banal and the Esoteric: Benjamin C. Zipursky (Fordham University).

9. Contract Theory: Eric Posner (University of Chicago).

10. The Commons and the Anticommons in the Law and Theory of Property: Stephen R. Munzer (University of California, Los Angeles).

11. Legal Evidence: Alvin I. Goldman (Rutgers University).

Part III: Perennial Topics:.

12. Obligation: Matthew H. Kramer (Cambridge University).

13. Theories of Rights: Alon Harel (University of Jerusalem).

14. A Contractarian Approach to Punishment: Claire Finklestein (University of Pennsylavania).

15. Responsibility: Martin P. Golding (Duke University).

16. Legislation: Jeremy J. Waldron (Columbia University).

17. Constitutionalism: Larry A. Alexander (University of San Diego).

18. Adjudication and Legal Reasoning: Richard Warner (Illinois Institute of Technology).

19. Privacy: William A. Edmundson (Georgia State University).

Part IV: Continental Perspectives:.

20. On Legal Positivism and Natural Law Theory: Jes Bjarup (Stockholm University).

21. Some Contemporary Trends in Continental Philosophy of Law: Guy Haarscher (Free University of Brussels).

Part V: Methodological Concerns:.

22. Objectivity: Nicos Stavropoulos (Oxford University).

23. Can There Be a Theory of Law?: Joseph Raz (Oxford University).

Index

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