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Philosophical Problems in the Law

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ISBN-10: 1133049990

ISBN-13: 9781133049999

Edition: 5th 2013

Authors: David M. Adams

List price: $199.95
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PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS IN THE LAW is the perfect introduction to the philosophy of law. This collection of articles and cases helps you consider philosophical problems associated with the law through examples, case studies, and decision scenarios. Case examples and recent decisions such as Boumediene v. Bush (rights of Guantanamo detainees) and Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (freedom of expression and violent video games) coupled with new readings help you see the real-world relevance of what you are learning.
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Book details

List price: $199.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

David M. Adams received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and a law degree from Stanford Law School. His publications include articles in legal theory, ethics, social philosophy, and bioethics. He currently teaches at California State Polytechnic University--Pomona, where he serves as the director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Policy.

The Nature of Law and Legal Reasoning
Philosophy and the Law
What is law?
Classical Theories of Law
Modern Theories of Law
Contemporary Perspectives
Constitutional Law: Interpretation and the First Amendment
Legal Reasoning and Constitutional Interpretation
Boundaries of the Law: Freedom of Expression and Enforcing Morality
Obscenity and Pornography
Constitutional Law: Equal Protection of the Laws
Equal Protection Law, Racial Discrimination, and Affirmative Action
Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Equality
Criminal Law
What is Crime?
Justification and Excuse
Punishment and Responsibility
The Death Penalty
The Law of Tort
Justice, Compensation, and Tort
Causation and Liability
Acts, Omissions, and the Duty to Rescue