Philosophical Problems in the Law

Author: David M. Adams

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534584283

Category: Philosophy

Page: 626

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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 Pledge of allegiance case, Freedom of expression on the Internet, Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action, "Three-Strikes laws," and the death penalty help you see the real world relevance of what you are learning.
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The Philosophy of International Law

Author: Samantha Besson,John Tasioulas

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191613533

Category: Philosophy

Page: 632

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International law has recently emerged as the subject-matter of an exciting new field of philosophical investigation. The Philosophy of International Law contains 29 cutting-edge essays by leading philosophers and international lawyers, all published here in English for the first time, that address the central philosophical questions about international law. The volume's overarching theme is the moral and political values that should guide the assessment and development of international law and institutions. Some of the essays tackle general topics such as the sources and legitimacy of international law, the nature of international legal adjudication, whether international law can or should aspire to be 'democratic', and the significance of state sovereignty. The other contributions address philosophical problems arising in specific domains of international law, such as human rights law, international economic law, international criminal law, international environmental law, and the laws of war. This volume is the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of the philosophy of international law in existence. It is also distinguished by its 'dialogical' methodology: there are two essays on each topic, with the second author engaging with the arguments of the first. It is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the nature and value of international law.
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The Law in Philosophical Perspectives

My Philosophy of Law

Author: Luc J. Wintgens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401593175

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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In this age of collections that is ours, many volumes of collections are published. They contain contributions of several well-known authors, and their aim is to present a selective overview of a relevant field of study. This book has the same purpose. Its aim is to introduce students, scholars and all those interested in current problems of legal theory and legal philosophy to the work of the leading scholars in this field. The large number of publications, both books and articles, that have been produced over recent decades makes it quite difficult, however, for those who are making their first steps in this domain to find firm guidelines. The book is new in its genre because of its method. The choice was made not to reprint an example of contributors' earlier basic articles or a part of one of their books. This would only give a partial view of the rich texture of their work. Rather, the authors were asked to make an original synthesis of their own contributions to the field of legal theory and legal philosophy. Brought together in this volume, they constitute a truly author-ised view of their work. This book is also new in that each essay is complemented with bibliographical information in order to encourage further research on the author's self-selected work. This will help the reader rapidly to become familiar with the whole of the published work of the contributors.
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Kazimierz Opałek Selected Papers in Legal Philosophy

Author: Jan Wolenski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401592578

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

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Philosophical aspects of law and jurisprudence are investigated from various points of view. This collection represents the analytic approach to legal philosophy. However, this approach is not extreme in the sense that it is limited exclusively to linguistic matters. The concept of norm as a directive of conduct is the central category analyzed in particular essays. The structure of directives as well as their semantic and pragmatic roles are studied. Pragmatic functions of directives are linked with their functioning as speech acts. Moreover, existence and validity of norms are analyzed. The author also touches on general methodological problems of legal theory and philosophy, particularly their relations to social sciences. The collection covers material interesting for philosophers, lawyers and social scientists.
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Law, Justice and the State: Problems in law

Author: International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. World Congress,Arend Soeteman

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515066792

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), Reykjavík, 26 May-2 June, 1993.
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Mental Health: Philosophical Perspectives

Author: Trans-Disciplinary Symposium on Philosophy and Medicine (4, 1976, Galveston, Tex.)

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027708281

Category: Medical

Page: 302

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Proceedings of the fourth trans-disciplinary symposium on philosophy and medicine held at Galveston, Texas, May 16-18, 1976
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Law, Ideology and Punishment

Retrieval and Critique of the Liberal Ideal of Criminal Justice

Author: A.W. Norrie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400906994

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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This book is about 'Kantianism' in both a narrow and a broad sense. In the former, it is about the tracing of the development of the retributive philosophy of punishment into and beyond its classical phase in the work of a number of philosophers, one of the most prominent of whom is Kant. In the latter, it is an exploration of the many instantiations of the 'Kantian' ideas of individual guilt, responsibility and justice within the substantive criminal law . On their face, such discussions may owe more or less explicitly to Kant, but, in their basic intellectual structure, they share a recognisably common commitment to certain ideas emerging from the liberal Enlightenment and embodied within a theory of criminal justice and punishment which is in this broader sense 'Kantian'. The work has its roots in the emergence in the 1970s and early 1980s in the United States and Britain of the 'justice model' of penal reform, a development that was as interesting in terms of the sociology of philosophical knowledge as it was in its own right. Only a few years earlier, I had been taught in undergraduate criminology (which appeared at the time to be the only discipline to have anything interesting to say about crime and punishment) that 'classical criminology' (that is, Beccaria and the other Enlightenment reformers, who had been colonised as a 'school' within criminology) had died a major death in the 19th century, from which there was no hope of resuscitation.
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Readings in the Philosophy of Law

Author: Jules L. Coleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135710570

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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The Pursuit of Philosophy

Some Cambridge Perspectives

Author: Alexis Papazoglou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118295234

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Eleven Cambridge academics approach philosophy from various fields,to broaden its practical and theoretical applications. Guides a tour through various academicdepartments—including history, political science, classics,law, and English—to ferret out the philosophy in theirsyllabi, and to show philosophy’s symbiotic relationship withother fields Provides a map of what philosophy is considered to be atCambridge in the early twenty-first century, about a hundred yearsafter the “founding fathers” of analytic philosophyreigned at Cambridge Offers useful new directions for the study and application ofphilosophy, and how other fields can influence them
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Law and Morality

Readings in Legal Philosophy

Author: David Dyzenhaus,Arthur Ripstein

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802084477

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1061

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Filling a long-standing need for a Canadian textbook in the philosophy of law, this anthology includes articles, readings, and cases in legal philosophy to give students the conceptual tools necessary to consider the general problems of jurisprudence.
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