Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law
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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, 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.
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List price: $134.80
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/18/2006
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
|Traditional natural law theory : law for the common good||p. 3|
|Legal positivism I : law as command||p. 17|
|American legal realism : law as judicial pronouncement||p. 36|
|Legal positivism II : law as the union of primary and secondary rules||p. 52|
|Law and economics : law as efficiency||p. 69|
|Feminist jurisprudence : law as a patriarchal institution||p. 84|
|The separation of law and morality||p. 171|
|The morality of law||p. 187|
|Law as a system of rights||p. 204|
|Hart's response to Dworkin||p. 229|
|Law as an indeterminate patchwork of irreconcilable ideologies||p. 241|
|The duty to oppose injustice||p. 310|
|Civil disobedience and conscientious refusal||p. 318|
|The benefit of challenging uncertain laws||p. 328|
|Civil disobedience and the presumption of an obligation to obey the law||p. 337|
|In defense of liberty||p. 375|
|Legal moralism||p. 397|
|A refutation of legal moralism||p. 409|
|A utilitarian account of punishment||p. 529|
|Retributivism I : a Kantian theory of punishment||p. 541|
|Retributivism II : fair play||p. 547|
|Retributivism III : the value of victims||p. 559|
|Restorative justice||p. 583|
|The moral reading of the constitution||p. 683|
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