Philosophy of Law: The Fundamentals / Edition 1

Philosophy of Law: The Fundamentals / Edition 1

by Mark C. Murphy
     
 

Beginning with the deceptively simple question "What is law?" Philosophy of Law introduces readers to the basic analytical and normative issues in the field. The volume is a wide-ranging text that discusses the concepts of law, highlights key historical and contemporary thinkers who have shaped the discourse, and provides a unified treatment of the various

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Beginning with the deceptively simple question "What is law?" Philosophy of Law introduces readers to the basic analytical and normative issues in the field. The volume is a wide-ranging text that discusses the concepts of law, highlights key historical and contemporary thinkers who have shaped the discourse, and provides a unified treatment of the various issues in the philosophy of law.

Murphy frames the discussion with three central commonplaces about law: that it is authoritative, that it is a social matter, and that it is for the common good. Enlivened with numerous everyday examples, this text is an important resource for students coming to the subject for the first time.

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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