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  • 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...

  • Ratio and Voluntasby Kaarlo Tuori

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Mixed Legal Systems, East and Westby Vernon Valentine Palmer; Mohamed Y. Mattar; Anna Koppel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95

    This book takes us far beyond the usual focus of comparative law with analysis of a broad range of jurisdictions, including mixtures of common and civil law, and also those mixing Islamic and/or traditional legal systems with those derived from common and/or civil law traditions. The discussion is situated within the broader context of the continuing... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 48.00

    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...

  • Law as Institutional Normative Orderby Maksymilian Del Mar; Zenon Bankowski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • Architectures of Justiceby Henrik Palmer Olsen; Stuart Toddington

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 139.95

    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...

  • Jurisprudenceby Suri Ratnapala

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 82.00

    The book provides a wide ranging, in-depth but accessible account of the major traditions in jurisprudence. more...

  • Reasonableness and Lawby Giovanni Sartor; Giorgio Bongiovanni; Chiara Valentini

    Springer 2009; US$ 289.00

    Reasonableness is at the centre of legal debate, both in academic circles and in practice. This reference work examines the issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, merging jurisprudence, legal theory, political philosophy and the different branches of law. It addresses various aspects relating to reasonableness and law. more...