Philosophy of Law: The Fundamentals / Edition 1

Philosophy of Law: The Fundamentals / Edition 1

by Mark C. Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405129468

ISBN-13: 9781405129466

Pub. Date: 08/21/2006

Publisher: Wiley

The Philosophy of Law is a broad-reaching text that guides readers through the basic analytical and normative issues in the field, highlighting key historical and contemporary thinkers and offering a unified treatment of the various issues in the philosophy of law.

  • Enlivened with numerous, everyday examples to illustrate various concepts of law.

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Overview

The Philosophy of Law is a broad-reaching text that guides readers through the basic analytical and normative issues in the field, highlighting key historical and contemporary thinkers and offering a unified treatment of the various issues in the philosophy of law.

  • Enlivened with numerous, everyday examples to illustrate various concepts of law.
  • Employs the idea of three central commonplaces about law - that law is a social matter, that law is authoritative, and that law is for the common good - to organize seemingly disparate topics and to bring rival views into contention with each other.
  • The first volume in the Fundamentals of Philosophy series, in which leading philosophers explore the fundamental issues and core problems in the major sub-disciplines of philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405129466
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/21/2006
Series:
Fundamentals of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Analytical fundamentals : the concept of law14
Ch. 2Normative fundamentals : the basic roles of paradigmatic legal systems49
Ch. 3The aims of law81
Ch. 4The nature and aims of the criminal law112
Ch. 5The nature and aims of tort law146
Ch. 6Challenging the law183

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