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- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 50.00
Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? Is there a duty to obey a law even if it is unjust? Should the law concern itself with the activities of consenting adults in private? This fully-updated new edition of Legal Theory asks questions such as these and discusses. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95
The first to use Judith Butler?s work as a reading of how the legal subject is formed, this book traces how Butler comes to the themes of ethics, law and politics analyzing their interrelation and explaining how they relate to Butler?s question of how people can have more liveable and viable lives. Acknowledging the potency and influence of Butler?s... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 129.99
Looks at evidence for character judgments, answering questions about how judgments are supported or refuted by verifiable evidence. This book uses a methodology derived from work on models of reasoning in argumentation theory and artificial intelligence. It aims to show how judgments should be based on sound reasoning, in order to avoid errors. more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 97.20
A philosophical system is not what one would expect to find in the work of a contemporary legal thinker. Robert Alexy's work counts as an exception. This volume is divided into four parts, each dealing with a key area of Alexy's contribution. It is aimed at those working in legal theory in general and the discourse theory of law in particular. more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 64.80
What calls for thinking about law?; what does it mean to thing about?; what is aboutness? Could it be that law, in its essence, has not yet been thought about? Exploring these questions, this book reads Heidegger's thought, especially his later poetical writings. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99
The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. But what actually is law? Is it just a set of rules, or something much more than that? And what is its role in society? This Very Short Introduction examines... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 28.95
Routledge-Cavendish Q&As ? your path to exam success! Has the thought of facing your law exams left you feeling completely overwhelmed? Are you staring at the mountain of revision in front of you and wondering where to start? Routledge-Cavendish Q&As will help guide you through the revision maze, providing essential exam practice and... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 104.95
MacCormick's `Institutions of Law' is the culmination of a lifetime's work in legal theory by one of the world's most respected legal theorists. This book collects responses from well-known legal theorists from around the world, all of whom are familiar with MacCormick's work, providing a cutting edge account of the book's significance. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95
Law can be seen to consist not only of rules and decisions, but also of a framework of institutions providing a structure that forms the conditions of its workable existence and acceptance. In this book Olsen and Toddington conduct a philosophical exploration and critique of these conditions: what they are and how they shape our understanding of what... more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 52.20
Whenever people go to law, they are judged for their suitability as legal persons. Are these the right kind of beings to enter legal relationships and so become legal persons? This book reveals the type of thinking that goes into such legal and metaphysical determinations about who should be capable of bearing legal rights and duties. more...