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
     
 

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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

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
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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