Jurisprudence (Legal Philosophy) in a Nutshell / Edition 1

Jurisprudence (Legal Philosophy) in a Nutshell / Edition 1

by Surya P. Sinha
     
 

Examines the central questions about the nature of law. What is law? How is it defined? What are the essential aspects? Divided into three sections, this authoritative text investigates the various theories of law-metaphysical-rational epistemology, idealistic epistemology, and empiricist epistemology.See more details below

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Examines the central questions about the nature of law. What is law? How is it defined? What are the essential aspects? Divided into three sections, this authoritative text investigates the various theories of law-metaphysical-rational epistemology, idealistic epistemology, and empiricist epistemology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314013798
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Nutshell
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
379
Sales rank:
1,403,455
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Preparation for the Study of Theories of Law7
Ch. 3Divine and Prophetic Theories of Law81
Ch. 4Natural Law Theories84
Ch. 5Idealist Theories of Law138
Ch. 6Positivist Theories of Law172
Ch. 7Historical Theories of Law205
Ch. 8Sociological Theories of Law223
Ch. 9Psychological Theory of Law246
Ch. 10American Realist Theories255
Ch. 11Scandinavian Realist Theories of Law273
Ch. 12Phenomenological Theories of Law284
Ch. 13The Critical Legal Studies Movement and Its Offshoots296
Ch. 14Legal Polycentricity347
Ch. 15Conclusion: On Defining Law350
Index353

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