Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

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by Raymond Wacks
     
 

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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the

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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191578175
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
05/18/2006
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Raymond Wacks is Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory. His areas of interest are legal theory, privacy, and human rights, and he has published numerous books and articles on various aspects of law, including Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory (OUP, 2012), Law: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2008), and Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2010).

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Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Conciseness limits utility for non-specialist in philosophy.
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tester_wkl More than 1 year ago
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Blackroseartist More than 1 year ago
The content within this book is very helpful and easy to understand but when I got this book back in December for my NookColor; I have had nothing but trouble ever since with it! Every time I open the book it closes down after about two seconds. I have reported this issue three times and each time I am told to do the same thing and it does not help! Save your time and money and do not get this book for this device. It does work on PC and Droid phones. So if you like reading in either one of those ways then by all means get this ebook.