Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory, 3rd Edition

Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory, 3rd Edition

by Raymond Wacks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199608263
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/24/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Raymond Wacks has taught jurisprudence for thirty years in three jurisdictions. He has published more than twenty books and numerous articles on legal philosophy, the right of privacy, and human and animal rights. His Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction has been translated into many languages including Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Arabic. Professor Wacks' first novel White Lies appeared in 2010.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction
2: Natural law and morality
3: Classical legal positivism
4: Modern legal positivism
5: Dworkin and the moral integrity of law
6: Legal realism
7: Law and social theory
8: Historical and anthropological jurisprudence
9: Theories of justice
10: Rights
11: Why obey the law?
12: Why punish?
13: Critical legal theory
14: Feminist and critical race theory
15: Jurisprudence understood?
1. Introduction

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