Legal Philosophies

ISBN-10: 0406507163
ISBN-13: 9780406507167
Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)
Authors: J. W. Harris
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Description: Legal Philosophies has been written to provide a clear guide to the main topics in a jurisprudence or legal theory course with the novice in mind. It provides summaries of the pertinent arguments within these topics, and of the views of leading  More...

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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Legal Philosophies has been written to provide a clear guide to the main topics in a jurisprudence or legal theory course with the novice in mind. It provides summaries of the pertinent arguments within these topics, and of the views of leading theorists. This new edition takes a look at the emergence of "Critical Legal Studies" and "Feminist Jurisprudence", whilst there are new sections on "Moral Truth" and "Communitarianism" (a revived theoretical approach).

What is jurisprudence about?
Natural law and moral truth
The command theory of law
Utilitarianism and the economic analysis of law
Punishment
Kelson's pure theory of law
Legal concepts
Legal realism and critical legal studies
Hart's concept of law
Freedom and the enforcement of morals
The morality of law and the rule of law
Statutory interpretation
Precedent
Dworkin's rights thesis
Legal reasoning
The duty to obey the law
The historical school and non-state law
Sociological jurisprudence
Law, social theory and Marxist jurisprudence
Justice: liberal, communitarian and feminist
Index

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