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What Makes Law

What Makes Law Author Liam Murphy
ISBN-10 9780521834278
Release 2014-06-16
Pages 222
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This advanced introduction to central questions in legal philosophy attempts to breathe new life into stalled research.



An Introduction to Property Theory

An Introduction to Property Theory Author Gregory S. Alexander
ISBN-10 9780521113656
Release 2012-04-09
Pages 234
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An introduction to the leading modern theories of property and applies those theories to concrete contexts in which property issues have been especially controversial.



Normative Jurisprudence

Normative Jurisprudence Author Robin West
ISBN-10 9781139504126
Release 2011-08-22
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Normative Jurisprudence aims to reinvigorate normative legal scholarship that both criticizes positive law and suggests reforms for it, on the basis of stated moral values and legalistic ideals. It looks sequentially and in detail at the three major traditions in jurisprudence – natural law, legal positivism and critical legal studies – that have in the past provided philosophical foundations for just such normative scholarship. Over the last fifty years or so, all of these traditions, although for different reasons, have taken a number of different turns – toward empirical analysis, conceptual analysis or Foucaultian critique – and away from straightforward normative criticism. As a result, normative legal scholarship – scholarship that is aimed at criticism and reform – is now lacking a foundation in jurisprudential thought. The book criticizes those developments and suggests a return, albeit with different and in many ways larger challenges, to this traditional understanding of the purpose of legal scholarship.



An Introduction to Rights

An Introduction to Rights Author William A. Edmundson
ISBN-10 9781107378629
Release 2012-01-23
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An Introduction to Rights is a readable and accessible introduction to the history, logic, moral implications and political tendencies of the idea of rights. It is organized chronologically and discusses important historical events such as the French and American Revolutions. It treats a range of historical figures, including Grotius, Paley, Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, Burke, Godwin, Douglass, Mill and Hohfeld and relates the concept of rights to contemporary debates such as consequentialism versus contractualism. This thoroughly updated second edition includes a new preface and expands the discussion of the surprising role that slavery has played in the history of rights. It includes new material on egalitarianism, distributive justice and what the demand for equal rights means.



Deontic Logic and Legal Systems

Deontic Logic and Legal Systems Author Pablo E. Navarro
ISBN-10 9780521767392
Release 2014-09-29
Pages 288
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"Logic and law have a long history in common, but the influence has been mostly one-sided, except perhaps in the 5th and 6th centuries B.C., where disputes at the market place or in tribunals in Greece seem to have stimulated a lot of reflection among sophistic philosophers on such topics as language and truth. Most of the time it was logic that influenced legal thinking, but in the last 50 years logicians began to be interested in normative concepts and hence in law"--



An Introduction to Ethics

An Introduction to Ethics Author John Deigh
ISBN-10 9780521772464
Release 2010-03-04
Pages 241
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This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of the great ethical works of Western philosophy.



The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory Author Martin P. Golding
ISBN-10 9780470779866
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 368
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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory is a handy guide to the state of play in contemporary philosophy of law and legal theory. Comprises 23 essays critical essays on the central themes and issues of the philosophy of law today, written by an international assembly of distinguished philosophers and legal theorists Each essay incorporates essential background material on the history and logic of the topic, as well as advancing the arguments Represents a wide variety of perspectives on current legal theory



A Theory of Property

A Theory of Property Author Stephen R. Munzer
ISBN-10 9781316583470
Release 1990-01-26
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This book represents a major new statement on the issue of property rights. It argues for the justification of some rights of private property while showing why unequal distributions of private property are indefensible. Three features of the book are especially salient: it offers a challenging new pluralist theory of justification; the argument integrates perceptive analyses of the great classical theorists Aristotle, Locke, Hegel and Marx with a discussion of contemporary philosophers such as Nozick and Rawls; and the author moves with assurance among philosophy, law and economics to present a very broad, interdisciplinary study.



The Legal Relation

The Legal Relation Author Alexander Somek
ISBN-10 9781108190985
Release 2017-10-12
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What is law? The usual answer is that the law is a system of norms. But this answer gives us at best half of the story. The law is a way of relating to one another. We do not do this as lovers or friends and not as people who are interested in obtaining guidance from moral insight. In a legal context, we are cast as 'character masks' (Marx), for example, as 'buyer' and 'seller' or 'landlord' and 'tenant'. We expect to have our claims respected simply because the law has given us rights. We do not want to give any other reason for our behavior than the fact that we have a legal right. Backing rights up with coercive threats indicates that we are willing to accept legal obligations unwillingly. This book offers a conceptual reconstruction of the legal relation on the basis of a critique of legal positivism.



An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law Author Roscoe Pound
ISBN-10 9781584773276
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 307
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Pound, Roscoe. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1922. 307 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002044351. ISBN 1-58477-327-8. Cloth. $70. * Pound's Introduction outlines the philosophical foundations that support Anglo-American common law. A written version of the Storrs Lectures delivered at Yale University during the academic year 1921-1922. "Dean Pound has given us a clear, concise introduction to the philosophy of the law. It is so concise that it is impossible to summarize it so as to give any idea of its wealth of learning....An excellent, impartial and concise presentation of the subject..." William Herbert Page, Harvard Law Review 36:115-117 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 922.



Ethics and the Rule of Law

Ethics and the Rule of Law Author David Lyons
ISBN-10 0521277124
Release 1984
Pages 229
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This clear and systematic introduction to the philosophy of law attempts to answer some important questions about the nature of law and its relationship to social norms and moral standards.



Ethics and Law

Ethics and Law Author W. Bradley Wendel
ISBN-10 9781107042568
Release 2014-10-16
Pages 261
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Combining theory with real-world examples, this book explores the classic problems of legal ethics and the philosophy of law.



The Legal Relation

The Legal Relation Author Alexander Somek
ISBN-10 9781107198012
Release 2017-09-30
Pages 208
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What is law? The usual answer is that the law is a system of norms. But this answer gives us at best half of the story. The law is a way of relating to one another. We do not do this as lovers or friends and not as people who are interested in obtaining guidance from moral insight. In a legal context, we are cast as "character masks" (Marx), for example, as "buyer" and "seller" or "landlord" and "tenant". We expect to have our claims respected simply because the law has given us rights. We do not want to give any other reason for our behavior than the fact that we have a legal right. Backing rights up with coercive threats indicates that we are willing to accept legal obligations unwillingly. This book offers a conceptual reconstruction of the legal relation on the basis of a critique of legal positivism.



Deontic Logic and Legal Systems

Deontic Logic and Legal Systems Author Pablo E. Navarro
ISBN-10 9780521767392
Release 2014-09-29
Pages 288
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"Logic and law have a long history in common, but the influence has been mostly one-sided, except perhaps in the 5th and 6th centuries B.C., where disputes at the market place or in tribunals in Greece seem to have stimulated a lot of reflection among sophistic philosophers on such topics as language and truth. Most of the time it was logic that influenced legal thinking, but in the last 50 years logicians began to be interested in normative concepts and hence in law"--



Crime and Culpability

Crime and Culpability Author Larry Alexander
ISBN-10 9780521518772
Release 2009-03-23
Pages 358
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This book presents a comprehensive theory of a culpability-based criminal law.



An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion Author Michael J. Murray
ISBN-10 1139469657
Release 2008-03-20
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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a broad overview of the topics which are at the forefront of discussion in contemporary philosophy of religion. Prominent views and arguments from both historical and contemporary authors are discussed and analyzed. The book treats all of the central topics in the field, including the coherence of the divine attributes, theistic and atheistic arguments, faith and reason, religion and ethics, miracles, human freedom and divine providence, science and religion, and immortality. In addition it addresses topics of significant importance that similar books often ignore, including the argument for atheism from hiddenness, the coherence of the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation, and the relationship between religion and politics. It will be a valuable accompaniment to undergraduate and introductory graduate-level courses.



Contract Law

Contract Law Author Brian Bix
ISBN-10 9780521850469
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 202
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This book offers an accessible introduction to all aspects of American contract law, useful to both first-year law students and advanced contract scholars. The book takes the reader from contract formation through interpretation and remedies, considering both the practical and theoretical aspects throughout.