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The Case of the Speluncean Explorers

The Case of the Speluncean Explorers Author Peter Suber
ISBN-10 9781134666508
Release 2012-07-18
Pages 128
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Speluncean Case

The Speluncean Case Author James Allan
ISBN-10 1872328725
Release 1998
Pages 285
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"Lon Fuller's mythical hypothetical, about five cave explorers who become trapped after a landslide and ultimately kill and eat one of their own in order to survive long enough to be rescued, is the speluncean case to which this book's title refers. Fuller gives the reader five fictional judgments from the Supreme Court of a place called Newgarth. He sets the action and judgments far in the future in the year 4300 AD. Each judgment adopts a different perspective on the proper approach to statutory interpretation and on what it is and is not legitimate for judges to do in a democracy...This book is prompted by Fuller's famous article. It gathers together the very best articles which that speluncean case hypothetical, written half a century ago, has inspired." -- from the Introduction, p. ix-x.

Asking the Law Question

Asking the Law Question Author Margaret Jane Davies
ISBN-10 0455238065
Release 2017-03-13
Pages 587
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In Asking the Law Question, Margaret Davies provides an up-to-date account of traditional and contemporary legal theory. This edition retains the critical and contemporary focus of the first three editions. It has been updated to incorporate discussion of recent works and current trends in legal theory, without losing the emphasis on seeing legal theory in its historical, social and political contexts. This fourth edition includes two new chapters on socio-legal theory and environmental jurisprudence. Legal theory means different things to different scholars. Asking the Law Question reflects the diversity of approaches without attempting to reduce them all into a logical narrative. It is an interdisciplinary work and draws upon a wide range of literary and philosophical sources. Asking the Law Question is an accessible, original and highly readable account of legal philosophy. The text provides succinct explanations of key ideas, as well as in-depth analysis and critique. Suitable for students of jurisprudence, introductory law, feminist legal theory and sociology of law, this book has also proved to be of considerable interest to legal scholars wishing to improve their knowledge of legal theory.

Arguing About Law

Arguing About Law Author Aileen Kavanagh
ISBN-10 9781135029142
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 632
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Arguing about Law introduces philosophy of law in an accessible and engaging way. The reader covers a wide range of topics, from general jurisprudence, law, the state and the individual, to topics in normative legal theory, as well as the theoretical foundations of public and private law. In addition to including many classics, Arguing About Law also includes both non-traditional selections and discussion of timely topical issues like the legal dimension of the war on terror. The editors provide lucid introductions to each section in which they give an overview of the debate and outline the arguments of the papers, helping the student get to grips with both the classic and core arguments and emerging debates in: the nature of law legality and morality the rule of law the duty to obey the law legal enforcement of sexual morality the nature of rights rights in an age of terror constitutional theory tort theory. Arguing About Law is an inventive and stimulating reader for students new to philosophy of law, legal theory and jurisprudence.

Open Access

Open Access Author Peter Suber
ISBN-10 9780262300988
Release 2012-07-20
Pages 256
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The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access": digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue. In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.

Lifting the Legal Veil in the Case of the Speluncean Explorers

Lifting the Legal Veil in the Case of the Speluncean Explorers Author Wing-Hang Kwong
ISBN-10 1361306661
Release 2017-01-26
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This dissertation, "Lifting the Legal Veil in The Case of the Speluncean Explorers" by Wing-hang, Kwong, 鄺詠恒, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: This dissertation seeks to "lift the legal veil" of Lon L. Fuller's famous legal case of The Case of the Speluncean Explorers and Peter Suber's The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions through the application of literary theories of meaning, interpretation, writing and truth, in particular Jacques Derrida's Dissemination and Friedrich Nietzsche's "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense," to analyze the legal and jurisprudential problems in the fictional legal cases and to trace the literary qualities of law that it has consciously renounced and unconsciously forgotten. Introducing what Peter Goodrich calls "interruption of law" (Courts of Love 5) to the reading and analysis of the two legal fictions, this dissertation reveals the way that law upholds its authority and legitimacy through language, presents alternative perspectives of understanding the nature and problems of law, illustrates the relationship of "law as literature," and discusses the utility and significance of legal fictions and stories to the understanding of law and to the illustration of the relationship between law and literature. DOI: 10.5353/th_b4961623 Subjects: Law and literature

The Foundations of Public Law

The Foundations of Public Law Author Keith Syrett
ISBN-10 9781137362698
Release 2014-08-29
Pages 328
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This thought-provoking and engaging book provides an insightful examination of public law, exploring the complex relationship between institutions, individual and state, and offering both explanation and critical analysis. Public law is viewed against a backdrop of differing types of governmental power and the problems to which this may give rise, with a particular focus being given to recent changes in the British constitution. By placing public law in a broader context, the book seeks to take a different approach from that of a general textbook, thereby offering a fresh view of the subject that is topical, relevant and interesting. Whether used as introductory reading or as an ongoing companion to a main course text, it will provide a valuable perspective that will be of great benefit to law students and politics students alike. This new second edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the law. A companion website featuring updates can be found at:

Introduction to Political Science

Introduction to Political Science Author Fred Van Geest
ISBN-10 9780830890866
Release 2017-01-01
Pages 320
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Introduction to Political Science: A Christian PerspectiveIVP Instructor Resources forthcoming.

The Philosophy of Law

The Philosophy of Law Author Frederick F. Schauer
ISBN-10 0195155122
Release 1996
Pages 1002
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Ideal for undergraduate courses in philosophy of law, this comprehensive anthology examines such topics as the concept of law, the dispute between natural law theorists and legal positivists, the relations between law and morality, criminal responsibility and legal punishment, the rights of the individual against the state, justice and equality, and legal evidence as compared with scientific evidence. The readings have been selected from both philosophy and law journals and include classic texts, contemporary theoretical developments, and well-known recent court cases. The text features extensive introductions that make even the most profound writings accessible to undergraduates.

Scalia s Court

Scalia s Court Author Antonin Scalia
ISBN-10 9781621575337
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 592
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The sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia shook America. After almost thirty years on the Supreme Court, Scalia had become as integral to the institution as the hallowed room in which he sat. His wisecracking interruptions during oral arguments, his unmatched legal wisdom, his unwavering dedication to the Constitution, and his blistering dissents defined his leadership role on the court and inspired new generations of policymakers and legal minds. Now, as Republicans and Democrats wage war over Scalia’s lamentably empty Supreme Court seat, Kevin Ring, former counsel to the U.S. Senate’s Constitution Subcommittee, has taken a close look at the cases that best illustrate Scalia’s character, philosophy, and legacy. In Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents, Ring collects Scalia’s most memorable opinions on free speech, separation of powers, race, religious freedom, the rights of the accused, abortion, and more; and intersperses Scalia's own words with an analysis of his legal reasoning and his lasting impact on American jurisprudence. “I don’t worry about my legacy,” Scalia once told an audience at the National Archives. “Just do your job right, and who cares?” Now that "the lion of American law has left the stage,” as the U.S. Attorney General put it, it is for the rest of America to worry about his legacy—and to care.

The Bible in Politics

The Bible in Politics Author Richard Bauckham
ISBN-10 9780664237080
Release 2011
Pages 166
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This second edition of Bauckham's wonderful work is essential reading for understanding the relationship between the Bible and politics. The enduring value of The Bible in Politics is that it teaches the reader how to read the Bible politically and to gain an understanding of the social relevance of the Bible that is more disciplined, more informed, more imaginative, and more politically fruitful than many interpreters--past and present--have achieved.

What About Law

What About Law Author Catherine Barnard
ISBN-10 9781847317605
Release 2011-03-10
Pages 242
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Most young people considering studying law, or pursuing a legal career, have very little idea of what learning law involves and how universities teach law to their students. The new edition of this book, which proved very popular when first published in 2007, provides a 'taster' for the study of law; a short, accessible presentation of law as an academic subject, designed to help 17- and 18-year old students and others decide whether law is the right choice for them as a university subject, or, if they have already made the choice, what to expect when they start their law degree. It helps answer the question 'what should I study at university?' and counters the perception that law is a dry, dull subject. What About Law? shows how the study of law can be fun, intellectually stimulating, challenging and of direct relevance to students. Using a case study approach, the book introduces prospective law students to the legal system, as well as to legal reasoning, critical thinking and argument. This is a book that should be in the library of every school with a sixth form, every college and every university, and it is one that any student about to embark on the study of law should read before they commence their legal studies. All of the authors have long experience in teaching law at Cambridge and elsewhere and all have also been involved, at various times, in advising prospective law students at open days and admissions conferences. Listed as one of the 'Six of the best law books' that a future law student should read by the Guardian Law Online, 8th August 2012. See the detailed website for this book: a href=u

Taking Rights Seriously

Taking Rights Seriously Author Ronald Dworkin
ISBN-10 9781780938332
Release 2013-10-21
Pages 448
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A landmark work of political and legal philosophy, Ronald Dworkin's Taking Rights Seriously was acclaimed as a major work on its first publication in 1977 and remains profoundly influential in the 21st century. A forceful statement of liberal principles - championing the legal, moral and political rights of the individual against the state - Dworkin demolishes prevailing utilitarian and legal-positivist approaches to jurisprudence. Developing his own theory of adjudication, he applies this to controversial public issues, from civil disobedience to positive discrimination. Elegantly written and cuttingly insightful, Taking Rights Seriously is one of the most important works of public thought of the last fifty years.

The Paradox of Self amendment

The Paradox of Self amendment Author Peter Suber
ISBN-10 0820412120
Release 1990
Pages 500
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The Paradox of Self amendment has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Paradox of Self amendment also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Paradox of Self amendment book for free.

A Short Introduction to Judging and to Legal Reasoning

A Short Introduction to Judging and to Legal Reasoning Author Geoffrey Samuel
ISBN-10 9781785365928
Release 2016-08-26
Pages 208
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This Short Introduction looks at judging and reasoning from three perspectives: what legal reasoning has been; what legal reasoning is from the view of judges and jurists themselves (the internal view); and what legal reasoning is from the view of a social scientist epistemologist or humanities specialist (the external view). Combining cases and materials with original text, this unique, concise format is designed for students who are starting out on their law programmes, as well as for students and researchers who would like to examine judging and legal reasoning in more depth.

The Legal Environment of Business

The Legal Environment of Business Author Nancy K. Kubasek
ISBN-10 9780134129211
Release 2016-01-06
Pages 848
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in business law and the legal environment of business. Help readers understand the legal aspect of business by incorporating critical thinking and ethical analysis The Legal Environment of Business: A Critical Thinking Approach introduces readers to the legal side of business using a clear, well-developed, eight-step critical thinking model. This book uses some of the most significant real-life legal cases to help readers develop their knowledge about the relationship between business and the legal system. Distinguishing itself by emphasizing the critical thinking skills necessary to survive in today’s competitive global business environment, the text also incorporates ethical analysis and considers the impact of values on legal outcomes. This Eighth Edition has been updated with more current cases, new suggested readings, and new chapters concerning immigration law and the America Invents Act, which significantly impacts patent law. The text further sets itself apart through additional features that connect the law to other disciplines beyond business, introduces a balanced mix of current and classic cases, and presents lists to encourage further reading and exploration of various topics.

The Logic of Legal Requirements

The Logic of Legal Requirements Author Jordi Ferrer Beltrán
ISBN-10 9780191637681
Release 2012-09-13
Pages 434
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When a legal rule requires us to drive on the right, notarize our wills, or refrain from selling bootleg liquor, how are we to describe and understand that requirement? In particular, how does the logical form of such a requirement relate to the logical form of other requirements, such as moral requirements, or the requirements of logic itself? When a general legal rule is applied or distinguished in a particular case, how can we describe that process in logical form? Such questions have come to preoccupy modern legal philosophy as its methodology, drawing on the philosophy of logic, becomes ever more sophisticated. This collection gathers together some of the most prominent legal philosophers in the Anglo-American and civil law traditions to analyse the logical structure of legal norms. They focus on the issue of defeasibility, which has become a central concern for both logicians and legal philosophers in recent years. The book is divided into four parts. The first section is devoted to unravelling the basic concepts related to legal defeasibility and the logical structure of legal norms, focusing on the idea that law, or its components, are liable to implicit exceptions, which cannot be specified before the law's application to particular cases. Part two aims to disentangle the main relations between the issue of legal defeasibility and the issue of legal interpretation, exploring the topic of defeasibility as a product of certain argumentative techniques in the law. Section 3 of the volume is dedicated to one of the most problematic issues in the history of jurisprudence: the connections between law and morality. Finally, section 4 of the volume is devoted to analysing the relationships between defeasibility and legal adjudication.