Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory / Edition 2

Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory / Edition 2

by Raymond Wacks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199532125

ISBN-13: 9780199532124

Pub. Date: 05/01/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Understanding Jurisprudence an introduction to the central issues of legal theory. The book navigates the reader through legal philosophy's fundamental concepts, concerns, and controversies." An experienced teacher of jurisprudence and distinguished writer in the field, Professor Wacks adopts an approach that is easy to follow and understand without avoiding the…  See more details below

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"Understanding Jurisprudence an introduction to the central issues of legal theory. The book navigates the reader through legal philosophy's fundamental concepts, concerns, and controversies." An experienced teacher of jurisprudence and distinguished writer in the field, Professor Wacks adopts an approach that is easy to follow and understand without avoiding the complexities and subtleties of the subject. Students of law, politics, philosophy, and other social sciences will find this an ideal guide to the essential themes of contemporary jurisprudence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199532124
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

1 Introduction 1

2 Law and morals 12

3 Classical legal positivism 69

4 Modern legal positivism 93

5 Law as integrity 141

6 Legal realism 172

7 Law and social theory 193

8 Historical and anthropological jurisprudence 235

9 Justice 254

10 Rights 279

11 The duty to obey the law 318

12 Punishment 325

13 Critical legal theory 337

14 Feminist and critical race theory 358

Glossary 380

Index 385

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