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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$ 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...

  • Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hegel and the Philosophy of Rightby Dudley Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 33.95

    Hegel is one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought. His Philosophy of Right is widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy. Hegel and the Philosophy of Right introduces and assesses: * Hegel's life and the background of the Philosophy of Right * The ideas and text of the Philosophy... 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...

  • Judith Butlerby Elena Loizidou

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 67.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Architectures of Justiceby Henrik Palmer Olsen; Stuart Toddington

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • Q&A Jurisprudence 2009-2010by David Brooke

    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...