Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law

ISBN-10: 0321187849
ISBN-13: 9780321187840
Edition: 2007
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Description: With over sixty cases as support,Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Lawpresents the philosophy of law as a perpetual series of debates with overlapping lines and cross connections.nbsp; Exploring the relation of law to morality,  More...

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List price: $134.80
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

With over sixty cases as support,Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Lawpresents the philosophy of law as a perpetual series of debates with overlapping lines and cross connections.nbsp; Exploring the relation of law to morality, liberty, disobedience, and punishment, this book delves into many social and political issues of pressing importance in contemporary society.nbsp; The extensive anthology of cases covers the mundane to the grandest of constitutional issues, including controversial topics like ownership of genetic material, capital punishment, and gay rights.nbsp; With its brief introductions to readings and cases and extensive study questions, this book encourages readers to think critically and philosophically.

Traditional natural law theory : law for the common goodp. 3
Legal positivism I : law as commandp. 17
American legal realism : law as judicial pronouncementp. 36
Legal positivism II : law as the union of primary and secondary rulesp. 52
Law and economics : law as efficiencyp. 69
Feminist jurisprudence : law as a patriarchal institutionp. 84
The separation of law and moralityp. 171
The morality of lawp. 187
Law as a system of rightsp. 204
Hart's response to Dworkinp. 229
Law as an indeterminate patchwork of irreconcilable ideologiesp. 241
The duty to oppose injusticep. 310
Civil disobedience and conscientious refusalp. 318
The benefit of challenging uncertain lawsp. 328
Civil disobedience and the presumption of an obligation to obey the lawp. 337
In defense of libertyp. 375
Paternalismp. 387
Legal moralismp. 397
A refutation of legal moralismp. 409
A utilitarian account of punishmentp. 529
Retributivism I : a Kantian theory of punishmentp. 541
Retributivism II : fair playp. 547
Retributivism III : the value of victimsp. 559
Restitutionp. 571
Restorative justicep. 583
The moral reading of the constitutionp. 683
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