9780131931510

Readings In The Philosophy Of Law

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131931510

  • ISBN 10:

    0131931512

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2006
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

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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