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  • The Art of Argumentby Christopher Kee

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    The Art of Argument, first published in 2007, guides readers through the process of developing, defending and presenting a compelling argument. more...

  • The Logic of Legal Requirementsby Jordi Ferrer Beltrán; Giovanni Battista Ratti

    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...

  • Social Order and the Limits of Lawby Iredell Jenkins

    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...

  • The Path of the Lawby Oliver Wendell Holmes

    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...

  • Was bleibt? Recht und Postmoderneby Christian Becker

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 50.73

    Die postmoderne Rechtstheorie zeigt in unerbittlicher Konsequenz, dass Sprache nicht über sich selbst hinausweisen kann, weshalb ?die? Bedeutung des Gesetzes, ?der? Normzweck oder ?die? Rechtsprinzipien als Gegenstände des Rechtsdiskurses und Maßstab für die Vertretbarkeit juristischer Aussagen unverfügbar sind. Dieser Essay untersucht die... more...

  • Ratio and Voluntasby Kaarlo Tuori

    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...

  • The Limits of Leviathanby Robert E. Scott; Paul B. Stephan

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 43.00

    Originally published in 2006, The Limits of Leviathan documents the emergence of hard international law. more...

  • Legal Theoryby Ian McLeod

    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...

  • Character Evidenceby Douglas Walton

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    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...

  • Philosophy of Lawby Raymond Wacks

    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...