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- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 129.99
When a legal rule requires us to drive on the right, notarize our wills, or refrain from selling bootleg liquor, how are we to describe and understand that requirement? In particular, how does the logical form of such a requirement relate to the logical form of other requirements, such as moral requirements, or the requirements of logic itself? When... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
The Path of the Law is a short essay by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. A cornerstone of his jurisprudential philosophy was the prediction theory of law, believing the law should be defined specifically as a prediction of how the courts work. In The Path of the Law... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00
Professor Jenkins develops a systematic theory of the origins, the ends, and the functions of law. He then applies this theory to the problems that law encounters and the conditions that it must satisfy if it is to be an effective force in society. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 144.95
From the ancient beginnings of Western legal tradition, law has been conceived as traversed by a fundamental tension between power (will) and reason. This volume examines the tension between these two poles in modern law, building on the views of distinctive features of the ideal-typical mature modern legal system that was previously presented in the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 33.95
Introduces and assesses Hegel, one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought, and his Philosophy of Right , widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy. more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 1999; US$ 117.00
An attempt to evaluate the reception of continental philosophy with mainstream jurisprudence. It claims that the reduction of philosophy to social theory can only be accomplished by impoverishing the impetus of philosophical thinking and by transforming critique into criticism. more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 68.40
Is law paradoxical? This book seeks to unravel the riddle of legal paradoxes. It focuses on two main questions: the nature of legal paradoxes, and their social ramifications. In exploring the structure of legal paradoxes, the book focuses both on generic paradoxes, such as those associated with the self-referential character of legal validity and the... more...
- 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...