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  • Character Evidenceby Douglas Walton

    Springer 2006; US$ 179.00

    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, Rights and Discourseby George Pavlakos

    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...

  • Thinking about Lawby Oren Ben-Dor

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    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$ 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 Jurisprudenceby David Brooke

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 28.95

    Each Q&A contains 50 questions on topics commonly found on exam papers, with answer plans and comprehensive suggested answers. The titles are written by lecturers who are also examiners, so the student gains an important insight into exactly what examiners are looking for. more...

  • Law's Meaning of Lifeby Ngaire Naffine

    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...

  • 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...