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Jurisprudence: Theory and Context, 8th Edition

Jurisprudence: Theory and Context, 8th Edition

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  • Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell U.K.
  • ISBN: 9780414060029
  • Published In: May 2019
  • Format: Paperback , 362 pages
  • Jurisdiction: U.K. ? Disclaimer:
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    An excellent introduction to jurisprudence, explaining the often complex and difficult ideas in legal philosophy clearly and concisely. This book will engage readers with the fundamental themes in legal philosophy and the foremost legal theorists, and equip the reader with the tools and knowledge to delve deeper. This edition brings the discussion up-to-date, taking into account the most recent scholarly work.

  • Part A: Legal Theory: Problems and Possibilities

    Overview, Purpose and Methodology
    General Jurisprudence and Conceptual Analysis

    Part B: Individual Theories About the Nature of Law

    H.L.A. Hart and Legal Positivism
    Hans Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law
    Natural Law Theory and John Finnis
    Understanding Lon Fuller 
    Ronald Dworkin's Interpretive Approach 

    Part C: Themes and Principles

    Justice
    Punishment 
    Rights and Rights Talk 
    Will and Reason
    Authority, Finality and Mistake 
    Common Law Reasoning and Precedent 
    Statutory Interpretation and Legislative Intention
    Legal Enforcement of Morality
    The Obligation to Obey the Law

    Part D: Modern Perspectives on Legal Theory

    American Legal Realism
    Economic Analysis of Law 
    Modern Critical Perspectives
    Law and Literature 
    Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law
    Other Approaches
  • Brian Bix, Frederick W Thomas Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Minnesota, USA

  • "For clarity, fair-mindedness and engaging treatment of the diverse strands of contemporary legal theory, there is no better guide." 
    Jeremiah Smith, Jr., Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

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