Readings in the Philosophy of Law

Author: Jules L. Coleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135710503

Category: Philosophy

Page: 686

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An extraordinary collection of the finest essays in the core areas of legal philosophy, Readings in Philosophy of Law is a perfect introduction to the breadth of issues covered in the philosophy of law. The essays are all classic papers chosen as much for their clarity of thought and comprehensiveness as for their distinctiveness and importance to the subject matters of legal philosophy. This collection is ideal for the professional as well as the student, as it brings together classic essays that are not otherwise available in one volume. The reader sees each author's thoughts and arguments unfold naturally within the context of other important works. For breadth of contributions and intellectual rigor, Readings in Philosophy of Law is unrivalled.
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Readings in the Philosophy of Law

Author: John Arthur,William H. Shaw

Publisher: Pearson College Div

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 643

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This anthology of classical, contemporary, philosophical and legal essays/cases focuses on legal philosophy as its own subject-rather than being a part of social/political philosophy or applied ethics. The essays within this reader focus on how law is organized and the particular philosophical issues that it raises. The book requires students to think through actual debatesmany of them still currently in the courts.
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Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law

Author: Susan Dimock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315509636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 688

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With over sixty cases as support, this text presents the philosophy of law as a perpetual series of debates with overlapping lines and cross connections. Using law as a focus to bring into relief many social and political issues of pressing importance in contemporary society, this book encourages readers to think critically and philosophically. Classic Readings and Cases in the Philosophy of Law centers on five major questions: What is law? What, if any, connection must there be between law and morality? When should law be used to restrict the liberty of individuals? To what extent should democratic states permit civil disobedience? What, if anything, justifies the infliction of punishment on those who violate the law? 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. Brief introductions to each case describe the central issue being litigated, the legal reasoning of the justices–both majority and dissenting–the decision of the court, and its philosophical significance.
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Law and Morality

Readings in Legal Philosophy

Author: David Dyzenhaus,Sophia Reibetanz Moreau,Arthur Ripstein

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802094899

Category: Law

Page: 1076

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Since its first publication in 1996, Law and Morality has filled a long-standing need for a contemporary Canadian textbook in the philosophy of law. Now in its third edition, this anthology has been thoroughly revised and updated, and includes new chapters on equality, judicial review, and terrorism and the rule of law. The volume begins with essays that explore general questions about morality and law, surveying the traditional literature on legal positivism and contemporary debates about the connection between law and morality. These essays explore the tensions between law as a protector of individual liberty and as a tool of democratic self-rule, and introduce debates about adjudication and the contribution of feminist approaches to the philosophy of law. New material on the Chinese Canadian head tax case is also featured. The second part of Law and Morality deals with philosophical questions as they apply to contemporary issues. Excerpts from judicial decisions as well as essays by practicing lawyers are included to provide theoretically informed legal analyses of the issues. Striking a balance between practical and more analytic, philosophical approaches, the volume's treatment of the philosophy of law as a branch of political philosophy enables students to understand law in its function as a social institution. Law and Morality has proved to be an essential text in both departments of philosophy and faculties of law and this latest edition brings the debates fully up to date, filling gaps in the previous editions and adding to the array of contemporary issues previously covered.
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Philosophy of Law

Classic and Contemporary Readings

Author: Larry May,Jeff Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405183888

Category: Law

Page: 625

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Philosophy of Law provides a rich overview of the diverse theoretical justifications for our legal rules, systems, and practices. Utilizes the work of both classical and contemporary philosophers to illuminate the relationship between law and morality Introduces students to the philosophical underpinnings of International Law and its increasing importance as we face globalization Features concrete examples in the form of cases significant to the evolution of law Contrasts Anglo-American law with foreign institutions and practices such as those in China, Japan, India, Ireland and Canada Incorporates diverse perspectives on the philosophy of law ranging from canonical material to feminist theory, critical theory, postmodernism, and critical race theory
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Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science

Author: Michael Martin,Lee C. McIntyre

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262631518

Category: Science

Page: 785

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the first comprehensive anthology in the philosophy of social science to appear since the late 1960s
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The Great Legal Philosophers

Selected Readings in Jurisprudence

Author: Clarence Morris

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812210088

Category: Law

Page: 571

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"An attempt to give readers in one volume a speaking acquaintance with the great legal philosophers of the ages"--Preface.
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Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

Author: David M. Kaplan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742564015

Category: Philosophy

Page: 583

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This second edition of Readings in the Philosophy of Technology examines the nature of technology as well as the effects of technologies upon human knowledge, activities, societies, and environments. The aim of philosophy of technology is to understand, evaluate, and criticize the ways in which technologies reflect as well as change human life and the natural world. Compiled specifically with students and newcomers in mind, this book explores the various ways in which societies, technologies, and environments shape one another. Readers will learn to appreciate the ways that philosophy informs our understanding of technology, and to see how technology relates to ethics, politics, nature, human nature, computers, science, food, and animals.
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Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

Readings and Cases

Author: Jefferson White,Dennis Michael Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195119756

Category: Law

Page: 437

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Introduction to the Philosophy of Law: Readings and Cases employs a combination of case-based and theory-based materials to show novices in the field how the philosophy of law is related to concrete and actual legal practice. Ideal for undergraduates, it engages their curiosity about the law without sacrificing philosophical content. The authors emphasize a command of legal concepts and doctrine as a prelude to philosophical analysis. Introduction to the Philosophy of Law: Readings and Cases serves as an exceptional text for courses in the philosophy of law, jurisprudence, and legal theory.
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Readings in the Philosophy of Language

Author: Peter Ludlow

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621144

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1073

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A central theme of this collection is that the philosophy of language, at least a core portion of it, has matured to the point where it is now being spun off into linguistic theory.
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Philosophy of Law

Author: Andrei Marmor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838707

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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In Philosophy of Law, Andrei Marmor provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary debates about the fundamental nature of law—an issue that has been at the heart of legal philosophy for centuries. What the law is seems to be a matter of fact, but this fact has normative significance: it tells people what they ought to do. Marmor argues that the myriad questions raised by the factual and normative features of law actually depend on the possibility of reduction—whether the legal domain can be explained in terms of something else, more foundational in nature. In addition to exploring the major issues in contemporary legal thought, Philosophy of Law provides a critical analysis of the people and ideas that have dominated the field in past centuries. It will be essential reading for anyone curious about the nature of law.
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Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science

Author: E. D. Klemke,Robert Hollinger,David Wÿss Rudge,A. David Kline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 579

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This popular reader has been vastly updated with ten stimulating new selections on the natural and the social sciences: feminism; postmodernism, relativism, and science; confirmation, acceptance, and theory; explanatory unification; and science and values. Retaining the best essays from the previous editions, the editors have added important new pieces to maintain this influential text's relevance.
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Jurisprudence

Text and Readings on the Philosophy of Law

Author: George C. Christie,Patrick H. Martin

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1202

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Retains many of the classic readings from the First Edition and extended readings from Aristotle, Aquinas, John Austin, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, Hans Kelsen, O.W. Holmes, and the American Legal Realists. New excerpts from Immanuel Kant, Jeremy Bentham, Rudolf von Jhering, Francois Geny, Henry Sumner Maine, Roscoe Pound, Lon Fuller, and H.L.A. Hart. New readings include excerpts from Critical Legal Studies, Feminist Jurisprudence, Critical Race Studies, and Law and Economics. Contemporary legal philosophers chosen for extended treatment include John Raws, John M. Finnis, Joseph Raz, Ronald Dworkin, Duncan Kennedy, and Richard A. Posner.
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God Matters

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Raymond Martin,Christopher Bernard

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780321103659

Category: Religion

Page: 561

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God Matters is a state-of-the-art, accessible anthology of the major issues in philosophy of religion. Its accessibility is due to its mix of classic readings and brand new readings about contemporary issues, commissioned specifically with an undergraduate student in mind. These commissioned readings make the difficult concepts of contemporary philosophy of religion easy to understand, and are complemented by key excerpts from more technical philosophers' writing on the same subjects. The result is an engaging, comprehensive reader that introduces students to the most important ideas in classical and contemporary philosophy of religion, to the most important thinkers, and even to excerpts from the key texts in which these thinkers presented their groundbreaking theories.
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Readings in Political Philosophy

Theory and Applications

Author: Diane Jeske,Richard Fumerton

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551117657

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1152

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This anthology surveys important issues in Western political philosophy from Plato to the present day. Its aim is to show both the continuity and the development of political thought over time. Each unit begins with readings on the fundamental theoretical principles underlying political discourse. Theory is then connected to practice in readings on contemporary issues as well as court cases and other political documents.
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