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Jurisprudence, Text and Readings on the Philosophy of Law by This book is designed for use in courses in law schools and university departments of philosophy. It can serve as a text for basic and ad-vanced courses and seminars. Readings include excerpts of classic works of Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Hobbes, Kant, Bentham, and Aus-tin. Provided also are excerpts from standard works of twentieth cen-tury philosophers. The book explores contemporary legal discourse with readings on topics such as sociobiology, Islamic law, the legal process school, legal feminism, and critical legal studies. It reprints leading cases on natural rights/human rights and readings from on-line blogs, op-ed essays, news stories and internet publications.
Call Number: K230.C57 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-10
Understanding Jurisprudence by Understanding Jurisprudence by Raymond Wacks adopts a novel approach to this challenging subject; It reveals the nature of legal theory with clarity, enthusiasm, and wit, without avoiding its complexities and subtleties. The author provides an illuminating guide to the central questions of legal theory. An experienced teacher of jurisprudence and distinguished writer in the field, his approach is stimulating, accessible, and even entertaining. The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Jurisprudence explores the concept of law and its role in society. It elucidates its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. And it analyzes the nature and purpose of our legal system, and its practice by courts, lawyers, and judges.
Call Number: K230.W29A38 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-07
Jurisprudence includes natural law, legal positivism, legal realism, modern developments in the philosophy of law and critical legal studies. It focuses on questions such as: What is law? It also may include interdisciplinary analysis from the social sciences and humanities, such as: economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, religion, and literature.
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