Readings in the Philosophy of Law

ISBN-10: 0131931512

ISBN-13: 9780131931510

Edition: 4th 2006

Authors: John Arthur, William H. Shaw

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This anthology of classical and contemporary philosophical and legal essays and legal cases focuses on legal philosophy as its own subjectrather than as an outgrowth of social or political philosophy or applied ethics. The essays focus on how law is organized and the particular philosophical issues that law raises. The book requires readers to think through actual debatesmany of them still live in the courts.Initial sections on legal practice, legal reasoning, and the nature of law are followed by discussions of criminal, tort, contract, property and constitutional law. Also includes strong religious freedom and equality and the constitutioncoverage.For lawyers or philosophers studying legal philosophy.
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List price: $98.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Law in Action
The Adversary System and the Practice of Law
Lawyers Ethics in an Adversary System
An Alternative to the Adversary System
Building Power and Breaking Images: Critical Legal Theory and the Practice of Law
The Lawyer as Friend
The Lost Lawyer
The Rule of Law
Magnitude and Importance of Legal Science
Eight Ways to Fail to Make Law
Grudge Informers
The Problem of the Grudge Informer
The Rule of Law and Its Virtues
The Moral Force of Law
Crito, Plato
The Justification of Civil Disobedience
On Not Prosecuting Civil Disobedience
Legal Reasoning
Interpreting the Adultery Clause of the Ten Commandments
Interpreting the Small Bird Act
A Case Study: Interpreting the Mann Act
Cases Interpreting the Mann Act
Who is a Drunk Driver?
What is a Vegetable?
Can a Murderer Inherit?
Stare Decisis: The Use of Precedent
Analogical Reasoning
Rape, Consent and Mens Rea
Precedent and Ligitimacy, Planned Parenthood
The nature of
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