Philosophical Problems in the Law / Edition 5

Philosophical Problems in the Law / Edition 5

by David M. Adams
     
 

ISBN-10: 1133049990

ISBN-13: 9781133049999

Pub. Date: 02/09/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning


PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS IN THE LAW is the perfect introduction to the philosophy of law. This collection of articles and cases helps you consider philosophical problems associated with the law through examples, case studies, and decision scenarios. Case examples and recent decisions such as Boumediene v. Bush (rights of Guantanamo detainees) and Brown v.…  See more details below

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PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS IN THE LAW is the perfect introduction to the philosophy of law. This collection of articles and cases helps you consider philosophical problems associated with the law through examples, case studies, and decision scenarios. Case examples and recent decisions such as Boumediene v. Bush (rights of Guantanamo detainees) and Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (freedom of expression and violent video games) coupled with new readings help you see the real-world relevance of what you are learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133049999
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/09/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
186,069
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


1. The Nature of Law and Legal Reasoning. a. Philosophy and the Law. b. What is law? c. Classical Theories of Law. d. Modern Theories of Law. e. Contemporary Perspectives. 2. Constitutional Law: Interpretation and the First Amendment. a. Legal Reasoning and Constitutional Interpretation. b. Boundaries of the Law: Freedom of Expression and Enforcing Morality. c. Obscenity and Pornography. 3. Constitutional Law: Equal Protection of the Laws. a. Equal Protection Law, Racial Discrimination, and Affirmative Action. b. Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Equality. 4. Criminal Law. a. What is Crime? b. Justification and Excuse. c. Punishment and Responsibility. d. The Death Penalty. 5. The Law of Tort. a. Justice, Compensation, and Tort. b. Causation and Liability. c. Acts, Omissions, and the Duty to Rescue.

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