A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $65.90
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 71%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $65.90   
  • New (3) from $164.89   
  • Used (2) from $65.90   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Batavia, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


The articles in this new edition of A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory have been updated throughout, and the addition of ten new articles ensures that the volume continues to offer the most up-to-date coverage of current thinking in legal philosophy. Represents the definitive handbook of philosophy of law and contemporary legal theory, invaluable to anyone with an interest in legal philosophy Now features ten entirely new articles, covering the areas of risk, regulatory theory, methodology, overcriminalization, intention, coercion, unjust enrichment, the rule of law, law and society, and Kantian legal philosophy Essays are written by an international team of leading scholars.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an outstanding collection of essays on the most important, fundamental concepts of law and legal theory...Recommended for any undergraduate student in this area or for any thinking person who wants to know more about the law and its reasons for being." (M/C Reviews, February 2011)
An ambitious survey of the prominent theories, topics, subjects, and discourses currently being tossed about in law school and in undergraduate legal studies. The 45 original essays discuss expected legal preoccupations such as property law and criminal law but also extend the boundaries of those subjects by ruminating on constitutional law and equality, legal positivism, postmodern theories, feminist jurisprudence, law and literature (for lawyers inspired by John Grisham<-->just kidding), and also ranging dialogues in indeterminacy, loyalty, and punishment and responsibility. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405170062
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series, #24
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Patterson is Professor of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and is Board of Governors Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law (Camden, NJ). He is also Professor of Jurisprudence and International Trade at Swansea University, Wales. He has written widely in the philosophy of law and international trade law. His books include Law and Truth (1996), Mind, Meaning and Law (2008), and most recently The New Global Trading Order (2008) with Ari Afilalo. 

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Contributors xi

Preface xiv

Introduction 1

Part I: Areas of Law 7

1 Property Law 9
Jeremy Waldron

2 Contract 29
Peter Benson

3 Tort Law 64
Stephen R. Perry

4 Criminal Law 90
Leo Katz

5 Public International Law 103
Philip Bobbitt

6 Constitutional Law and Religion 119
Perry Dane

7 Constitutional Law and Interpretation 132
Philip Bobbitt

8 Constitutional Law and Privacy 145
Anita L. Allen

9 Constitutional Law and Equality 160
Maimon Schwarzschild

10 Evidence 177
John Jackson and Sean Doran

11 Interpretation of Statutes 188
William N. Eskridge, Jr.

12 Confl ict of Laws 197
Perry Dane

Part II: Contemporary Schools and Perspectives 209

13 Natural Law Theory 211
Brian Bix

14 Legal Positivism 228
Jules L. Coleman and Brian Leiter

15 American Legal Realism 249
Brian Leiter

16 Critical Legal Studies 267
Guyora Binder

17 Postrealism and Legal Process 279
Neil Duxbury

18 Feminist Jurisprudence 290
Patricia Smith

19 Law and Economics 299
Jon Hanson, Kathleen Hanson, and Melissa Hart

20 Legal Formalism 327
Ernest J. Weinrib

21 German Legal Philosophy and Theory in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 339
Alexander Somek

22 Marxist Theory of Law 350
Alan Hunt

23 Deconstruction 361
Jack M. Balkin

24 Law and Society 368
Brian Z. Tamanaha

25 Postmodernism 381
Dennis Patterson

26 Kantian Legal Philosophy 392
Arthur Ripstein

27 Legal Pragmatism 406
Richard Warner

Part III: Topics and Disciplines 415

28 Law and Its Normativity 417
Roger A. Shiner

29 Law and Literature 446
Thomas Morawetz

30 The Duty to Obey the Law 457
M. B. E. Smith

31 Legal Enforcement of Morality 467
Kent Greenawalt

32 Indeterminacy 479
Lawrence B. Solum

33 Precedent 493
Larry Alexander

34 Punishment and Responsibility 504
George P. Fletcher

35 Loyalty 513
George P. Fletcher

36 Coherence 521
Ken Kress

37 The Welfare State 539
Sanford Levinson

38 Legal Scholarship 548
Edward L. Rubin

39 Authority of Law 559
Vincent A. Wellman

40 Analogical Reasoning 571
Jefferson White

41 Risk 578
John Oberdiek

42 Regulatory Theory 590
Matthew D. Adler

43 Methodology 607
Andrew Halpin

44 Overcriminalization 621
Douglas Husak

45 Intention 632
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

46 Coercion 642
Grant Lamond

47 Unjust Enrichment 654
Ernest J. Weinrib

48 The Ideal of the Rule of Law 666
Andrei Marmor

Index 675

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)