Pluralism and Law / Edition 1

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Overview

What can we say about justice in a pluralist world? Is there some universal justice? Are there universal human rights? What is the function of the state in the modern world? Such are the problems dealt with by the 20th world congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (Amsterdam, June 2001) and published in this book, which is for legal and social philosophers, students of human rights, and political philosophers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792370390
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/2001
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 387
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 Formal Justice as a Common Language 1
Ch. 2 Retribution in the Transition to Democracy 19
Ch. 3 Hate Speech and the Law: A Canadian Perspective 37
Ch. 4 Human Rights and the Partial Eclipse of Justice 55
Ch. 5 L'Etat, les Pouvoirs et la Liberte 71
Ch. 6 Pluralism, Social Conflict, and Tolerance 85
Ch. 7 Humanitarian Intervention and the Self-Image of the State 107
Ch. 8 The Boundaries of Democratic Pluralism 133
Ch. 9 Law, Rights and Democracy after Totalitarianism 155
Ch. 10 A "Struggle Approach" to Human Rights 171
Ch. 11 Ethics Codes: The Regulatory Norms of a Globalized Society? 191
Ch. 12 Plurality of Cultures and Natural Law 223
Ch. 13 Cultural Pluralism and the Idea of Human Rights 235
Ch. 14 Legal Reasoning and Systematization of Law 251
Ch. 15 A Perspective on Comparative Legal Methodology and its Barriers 279
Ch. 16 A Semiotic Perspective on the Comparison of Analogical Reasoning in Secular and Religious Legal Systems 295
Ch. 17 Why is Legal Reasoning Defeasible? 327
Ch. 18 Legal Logic, Its existence, nature and use 347
Ch. 19 Collective Intentions, Legislative Intents, and Social Choice 375
The Authors 387
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