Philosophy of Law Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 140518387X

ISBN-13: 9781405183871

Edition: 2009

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 642
Size: 6.73" wide x 9.61" long x 1.35" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Larry May is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Law, and Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. He has authored or edited over thirty books, most recently on the topics of war and international criminal law. He teaches courses in philosophy of law and the history of political philosophy.

Preface
Source Acknowledgments
Introduction
Legal Reasoning
Introduction
An Introduction to Legal Reasoning
Remarks on the Theory of Appellate Decision and the Rules or Canons about how Statutes are to be Construed
Formalism
Incompletely Theorized Agreements
Custom, Opinio Juris, and Consent
Lochner v. New York (1905)
Questions
Jurisprudence
Introduction
The Concept of Law
The Model of Rules I
Law as Justice
The Economic Approach to Law
The Distinction between Adjudication and Legislation
Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement
Feminist Legal Critics: The Reluctant Radicals
Riggs v. Palmer (1889)
Questions
International Law
Introduction
International Law
The Nature of Jus Cogens
A Philosophy of International Law
The Limits of International Law
The Internal Legitimacy of Humanitarian Intervention
Humanitarian Intervention: Problems of Collective Responsibility
Humanitarian Intervention: Some Doubts
Prosecutor v. Tadić (1995)
Questions
Property
Introduction
Of Property
Locke's Theory of Acquisition
Property, Title, and Redistribution
Philosophical Implications
The Social Structure of Japanese Intellectual Property Law
Historical Rights and Fair Shares
International News Service v. Associated Press (1918)
Questions
Torts
Introduction
Causation and Responsibility
Sua Culpa
Fairness and Utility in Tort Theory
Tort Liability and the Limits of Corrective Justice
A Theory of Strict Liability
The Question of a Duty to Rescue in Canadian Tort Law: An Answer From France
Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California (1976)
Questions
Criminal Law
Introduction
On Liberty
The Enforcement of Morals
Crime and Punishment: An Indigenous African Experience
The Mind and the Deed
Between Impunity and Show Trials
Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law
Defending International Criminal Trials
Opening Statement before the International Military Tribunal (1945)
Questions
Contracts
Introduction
Of the First and Second Natural Laws, and of Contracts
The Practice of Promising
Contract as Promise
Legally Enforceable Commitments
Unconscionability and Contracts
South African Contract Law: The Need for a Concept of Unconscionability
Williams v. Walker-Thomas Furniture Co. (1965)
Question
Constitutional Law
Introduction
Constitutional Cases
Does the Constitution Mean What It Always Meant?
What's Wrong with Chinese Rights? Toward a Theory of Rights with Chinese Characteristic
Poverty and Constitutional Justice: The Indian Experience
Natural Law: Alive and Kicking? A Look at the Constitutional Morality of Sexual Privacy in Ireland
Peremptory Norms as International Public Order
The Gender of Jus Cogens
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
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