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  1. Wilfrid E. Rumble (2004). Doing Austin Justice: The Reception of John Austin's Philosophy of Law in Nineteenth-Century England. Continuum.
  2. Chaim Gans (1992). Philosophical Anarchism and Political Disobedience. Cambridge University Press.
    This book examines the central questions concerning the duty to obey the law: the meaning of this duty; whether and where it should be acknowledged; and whether and when it should be disregarded. Many contemporary philosophers deny the very existence of this duty, but take a cautious stance toward political disobedience. This 'toothless anarchism', Professor Gans argues, should be discarded in favour of a converse position confirming the existence of a duty to obey the law which can be outweighed by (...)
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  3. Joel Feinberg (1975/1974). Reason and Responsibility: Readings in Some Basic Problems of Philosophy. Dickenson Pub. Co..
  4. Robert S. Summers (1971). More Essays in Legal Philosophy. Berkeley,University of California Press.
    Notes on Criticism in Legal Philosophy ROBERT S. SUMMERS I. INTRODUCTION Legal philosophers criticize and evaluate as well as originate and expound. ...
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  5. Alfred P. Rubin (1997). Ethics and Authority in International Law. Cambridge University Press.
    The specialised vocabularies of lawyers, ethicists, and political scientists obscure the roots of many real disagreements. In this book, the distinguished American international lawyer Alfred Rubin provides a penetrating account of where these roots lie, and argues powerfully that disagreements which have existed for 3,000 years are unlikely to be resolved soon. Current attempts to make 'war crimes' or 'terrorism' criminal under international law seem doomed to fail for the same reasons that attempts failed in the early nineteenth century to (...)
  6. Henrik Palmer Olsen (1999). Law in its Own Right. Hart Pub..
    Olsen and Toddington argue that equivocation on the central issue here - that of obligation - has brought legal theory to the point where leading legal ...
  7. Joel Feinberg, Jules L. Coleman & Allen E. Buchanan (eds.) (1994). In Harm's Way: Essays in Honor of Joel Feinberg. Cambridge University Press.
    For several decades the work of Joel Feinberg has been the most influential in legal, political, and social philosophy in the English-speaking world. This volume honours that body of work by presenting fifteen original essays, many of them by leading legal and political philosophers, that explore the problems that have engaged Feinberg over the years. Amongst the topics covered are issues of autonomy, responsibility, and liability. It will be a collection of interest to anyone working in moral, legal, or political (...)
  8. Lawrence Meir Friedman (1990). The Republic of Choice: Law, Authority, and Culture. Harvard University Press.
    Loose, unconnected, free-floating, mobile: this is the modern individual, at least in comparison with the immediate past.
  9. G. W. Paton (1972). A Textbook of Jurisprudence. Oxford,Clarendon Press.
    This new edition of a standard reference of jurisprudence has been fully revised. Many recent developments which touch on the relationship of laws to morals--homosexuality, obscenity, suicide, and abortion--are discussed, together with controversial economic aspects of modern legislation on such as topics as restrictive trade practices and trade unions.
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  10. Robert S. Summers (2006). Form and Function in a Legal System: A General Study. Cambridge University Press.
    This book addresses three major questions about law and legal systems: (1) What are the defining and organizing forms of legal institutions, legal rules, interpretive methodologies, and other legal phenomena? (2) How does frontal and systematic focus on these forms advance understanding of such phenomena? (3) What credit should the functions of forms have when such phenomena serve policy and related purposes, rule of law values, and fundamental political values such as democracy, liberty, and justice? This is the first book (...)
  11. Neil MacCormick (1982/1984). Legal Right and Social Democracy: Essays in Legal and Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This work is a controversial collection of interrelated papers investigating and arguing about issues of concern to lawyers and politicians today. MacCormick combines a scholarly concern with leading thinkers such as John Locke, Lord Stair, Adam Smith and David Hume, John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, and Patrick Atiyah, and stringently argued view of questions of political obligation, civil liberty, and legal rights.
  12. William Wilson (2002). Central Issues in Criminal Theory. Hart Pub..
    Informed by this premise the book explores some of the key questions in criminal theory, addressing first the ethics of criminalisation and punishment.
  13. Dennis M. Patterson (1996). Law and Truth. Oxford University Press.
    Are propositions of law true or false? If so, what does it mean to say that propositions of law are true and false? This book takes up these questions in the context of the wider philosophical debate over realism and anti-realism. Despite surface differences, Patterson argues that the leading contemporary jurisprudential theories all embrace a flawed conception of the nature of truth in law. Instead of locating that in virtue of which propositions of law are true, Patterson argues that lawyers (...)
  14. Gerald J. Postema (ed.) (2001). Philosophy and the Law of Torts. Cambridge University Press.
    When accidents occur and people suffer injuries, who ought to bear the loss? Tort law offers a complex set of rules to answer this question, but up to now philosophers have offered little by way of analysis of these rules. In eight essays commissioned for this volume, leading legal theorists examine the philosophical foundations of tort law. Amongst the questions they address are the following: how are the notions at the core of tort practice (such as responsibility, fault, negligence, due (...)
  15. Kent Greenawalt (1987). Conflicts of Law and Morality. Oxford University Press.
    Powerful emotion and pursuit of self-interest have many times led people to break the law with the belief that they are doing so with sound moral reasons. This study is a comprehensive philosophical and legal analysis of the gray area in which the foundations of law and morality clash. This objective book views these oblique circumstances from two perspectives: that of the person who faces a possible conflict between the claims of morality and law and must choose whether or not (...)
  16. Albert Breton & M. J. Trebilcock (eds.) (2006). Bijuralism: An Economic Approach. Ashgate Pub. Company.
    Bijural services as factors of production -- Commentary A on Breton and Salmon -- Commentary B on Breton and Salmon -- The challenge of incomplete law and how different legal systems respond -- Commentary C on Pistor and Xu -- Commentary D on Pistor and Xu -- Coevolution as an influence in the development of legal systems -- Commentary E on Breton and Des Ormeaux -- Commentary F on Breton and Des Ormeaux -- The demand for bijurally trained Canadian lawyers (...)
  17. S. C. Coval (1986). Law and its Presuppositions: Actions, Agents, and Rules. Routledge & K. Paul.
    I THE CONCEPT OF ACTION Among the most basic of legal concepts of concern to the practitioners of law at all levels we find those of defence, culpability, ...
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  18. Raymond Wacks (2009). Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory. Oxford University Press.
    What is law? Does it have a purpose? What is its relationship with justice? Do we have a moral duty to obey the law? These sorts of questions lie at the heart of jurisprudence. Moreover, every substantive or 'black letter' branch of the law raises questions about its own meaning and function. The law of contract cannot be properly understood without an appreciation of the concepts of rights and duties. The law of tort is directly related to several economic theories (...)
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  19. Wilfrid E. Rumble (1985). The Thought of John Austin: Jurisprudence, Colonial Reform, and the British Constitution. Athlone Press.
  20. J. G. Riddall (1999). Jurisprudence. Lexisnexis.
    This new edition of Jurisprudence brings the book fully up to date and incorporates the following new topics: Utilitarianism, Scandinavian realism, Feminism, Liberalism, the New Critics, and the Hart v Dworkin debate. It also includes a separate chapter on Dworkin's Law's Empire, and the previous chapter on Rights has been substantially revised, to make this a useful and highly readable addition to the student's library.
  21. Lydia Morris (ed.) (2006). Rights: Sociological Perspectives. Routledge.
    This pioneering new book suggests how different traditions of sociological thought can contribute to an understanding of the theory and practice of rights. Rights: Sociological Perspectives provides a sociological treatment of a wide range of substantive issues but without losing sight of key theoretical questions. It considers some varied cases of public intervention, including welfare, caring, mental health provisions, pensions, justice and free speech, alongside the rights issues they raise. Similarly, it examines the question of rights from the point of (...)
  22. Margaret Davies (1996). Delimiting the Law: 'Postmodernism' and the Politics of Law. Pluto Press.
  23. David W. Meyers (1990). The Human Body and the Law. Stanford University Press.
    Mother and Fetus: Rights in Conflict A. INTRODUCTION After fertilization of the female egg (ovum) with male sperm the resulting zygote may implant ...
  24. Jeffrie G. Murphy (1990). Philosophy of Law: An Introduction to Jurisprudence. Westview Press.
    In this revised edition, two distinguished philosophers have extended and strengthened the most authoritative text available on the philosophy of law and jurisprudence. While retaining their comprehensive coverage of classical and modern theory, Murphy and Coleman have added new discussions of the Critical Legal Studies movement and feminist jurisprudence, and they have strengthened their treatment of natural law theory, criminalization, and the law of torts. The chapter on law and economics remains the best short introduction to that difficult, controversial, and (...)
  25. Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & David Shier (eds.) (2005). Law and Social Justice. Mit Press.
  26. Julie C. Inness (1996). Privacy, Intimacy, and Isolation. OUP USA.
    Privacy is a puzzling concept. From the backyard to the bedroom, everyday life gives rise to an abundance of privacy claims. In the legal sphere, privacy is invoked with respect to issues including abortion, marriage, and sexuality. Yet privacy is surrounded by a mire of theoretical debate. Certain philosophers argue that privacy is neither conceptually nor morally distinct from other interests, while numerous legal scholars point to the apparently disparate interests involved in constitutional and tort privacy law. By arguing that (...)
  27. Douglas N. Walton (2008). Witness Testimony Evidence: Argumentation, Artificial Intelligence, and Law. Cambridge University Press.
    Recent work in artificial intelligence has increasingly turned to argumentation as a rich, interdisciplinary area of research that can provide new methods related to evidence and reasoning in the area of law. Douglas Walton provides an introduction to basic concepts, tools and methods in argumentation theory and artificial intelligence as applied to the analysis and evaluation of witness testimony. He shows how witness testimony is by its nature inherently fallible and sometimes subject to disastrous failures. At the same time such (...)
  28. Margaret Gilbert (2006). A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society. OUP Oxford.
    Margaret Gilbert offers an incisive new approach to a classic problem of political philosophy: when and why should I do what the laws of my country tell me to do? Beginning with carefully argued accounts of social groups in general and political societies in particular, the author argues that in central, standard senses of the relevant terms membership in a political society in and of itself obligates one to support that society's political institutions. The obligations in question are not moral (...)
  29. Mathieu Deflem (ed.) (1996). Habermas, Modernity, and Law. Sage Publications.
    The work of Jürgen Habermas has long been regarded as central to the development of social and political theory and philosophy in the late 20th century. With the publication of his latest book Between Facts and Norms, Habermas has signalled the importance of exploring modern legal theory to our understanding of democratic society. Habermas, Modernity, and Law brings together leading scholars from around the world to provide a clear introduction to this key development in Habermas's work. With chapters ranging from (...)
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  30. Richard A. Posner (1995). Overcoming Law. Harvard University Press.
    Throughout, the book is unified by Posner's distinctive stance, which is pragmatist in philosophy, economic in methodology, and liberal (in the sense of John ...
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  31. Martin P. Golding (1975/1974). Philosophy of Law. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
  32. Theodore M. Benditt (1978). Law as Rule and Principle: Problems of Legal Philosophy. Stanford University Press.
    Legal Realism Judges ascertain and apply the law. This is what almost everyone would suppose, and legal writers as far apart in their views of law as Sir ...
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  33. Bryant G. Garth & Austin Sarat (eds.) (1998). How Does Law Matter? American Bar Foundation.
    The essays in this collection show how law is relevant in both an "instrumental" and a "constitutive" sense, as a tool to accomplish particular purposes and as ...
  34. John Gibbons (ed.) (1994). Language and the Law. Longman.
  35. Robert P. George (1993). Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality. Oxford University Press.
    Contemporary liberal thinkers commonly suppose that there is something in principle unjust about the legal prohibition of putatively victimless crimes. Here Robert P. George defends the traditional justification of morals legislation against criticisms advanced by leading liberal theorists. He argues that such legislation can play a legitimate role in maintaining a moral environment conducive to virtue and inhospitable to at least some forms of vice. Among the liberal critics of morals legislation whose views George considers are Ronald Dworkin, Jeremy Waldron, (...)
  36. Jane C. Ginsburg (2004). Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning. Thomson/West.
  37. Douglas N. Husak (1987). Philosophy of Criminal Law. Rowman & Littlefield.
  38. Carl Wellman (1999). The Proliferation of Rights: Moral Progress or Empty Rhetoric? Westview Press.
    The Proliferation of Rights explores how the assertion of rights has expanded dramatically since World War II. Carl Wellman illuminates for the reader the historical developments in each of the major categories of rights, including human rights, civil rights, women’s rights, patient rights, and animal rights. He concludes by assessing where this proliferation has been legitimate and helpful, cases where it has been illusory and unproductive, and alternatives to the appeal to rights.
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  39. Herbert Morris (ed.) (1961). Freedom and Responsibility: Readings in Philosophy and Law. Stanford University Press.
    CHAPTER I RESPONSIBILITY "Mother, little heart of mine," he said (he had begun using such strange caressing words at that time), "little heart of mine, ...
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  40. Charles P. Nemeth (2008). Aquinas on Crime. St. Augustine's Press.
    Aquinas and the idea of law -- Aquinas on criminal culpability -- Crimes against the person -- Aquinas on sexual offenses -- Aquinas on property offenses -- Offenses involving judicial process -- Aquinas on offenses against public morality -- Law, justice, sentencing and punishment.
  41. Peter Morton (1998). An Institutional Theory of Law: Keeping Law in its Place. Oxford University Press.
    Peter Morton provides in these pages a fundamental critique of the assumptions of positivist jurisprudence and also puts forth an attack on the foundationalism of contemporary legal philosophy. His prime concern is to distinguish between the different fields of law--penal, civil, and public--taking as his starting point a careful analysis of those institutions in a democracy wherein legal language and norms are in fact generated. Offering an original, coherent, and systematic exposition of law in today's society, Morton sheds new light (...)
  42. James Q. Whitman (2003). Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide Between America and Europe. Oxford University Press.
    Why is American punishment so cruel? While in continental Europe great efforts are made to guarantee that prisoners are treated humanely, in America sentences have gotten longer and rehabilitation programs have fallen by the wayside. Western Europe attempts to prepare its criminals for life after prison, whereas many American prisons today leave their inhabitants reduced and debased. In the last quarter of a century, Europe has worked to ensure that the baser human inclination toward vengeance is not reflected by state (...)
  43. Neil MacCormick & Zenon Bankowski (eds.) (1989). Enlightenment, Rights, and Revolution: Essays in Legal and Social Philosophy. Aberdeen University Press.
  44. Kevin Crotty (2001). Law's Interior: Legal and Literary Constructions of the Self. Cornell University Press.
    The quest for autonomy : modern jurisprudence and the Oresteia -- Dilemmas of the self : law and confession -- Rationality and imagination in the law : Jürgen Habermas and Wallace Stevens.
  45. H. McCoubrey (1999). Textbook on Jurisprudence. Oxford University Press.
    Students of jurisprudence often approach this complex subject with a sense fo fear. This book provides a clear user friendly analysis of the major theories and controversies of jurisprudence. Whilst the subject is presented in sufficient detail for the student to gain an accurate understanding, they will not be left feeling confused and bewildered. The book starts by examining the nature of jurisprudence, then goes on to outline the content, implications and problems of the major legal theories. This third edition (...)
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  46. John Austin (1906/1983). The Austinian Theory of Law: Being an Edition of Lectures I, V, and Vi of Austin's "Jurisprudence," and of Austin's "Essay on the Uses of the Study of Jurisprudence" with Critical Notes and Excursus. F.B. Rothman.
  47. Peter Fitzpatrick (2001). Modernism and the Grounds of Law. Cambridge University Press.
    Modern society takes on a civilized, secular solidity in its rejection of worlds contrary to it, worlds of the savage and the sacred. Yet, as Fitzpatrick shows, these are also worlds intrinsic to modernity itself. It is with the resulting fracture in modernity's self-creation that law now finds its grounds - grounds that match the varieties of modern nation, whether this be the territorially bounded nation or nation as universally oriented in such modes as imperialism, globalism and human rights. Drawing (...)
  48. Wolfgang Friedmann (1967). Legal Theory. Columbia University Press.
    CHAPTER 1 THE PLACE AND FUNCTION OF LEGAL THEORY ALL systematic thinking about legal theory is linked at one end with philosophy and, at the other end, ...
  49. Leo Katz (2011). Why the Law is so Perverse. University of Chicago Press.
    Why does the law spurn win-win transactions? -- Things we can't consent to, though no one knows why -- A parable -- Lessons -- The social choice connection -- Why is the law so full of loopholes? -- The irresistible wrong answer -- What is wrong with the irresistible answer? -- The voting analogy -- Turning the analogy into an identity -- Intentional fouls -- Why is the law so either/or? -- The proverbial rigidity of the law -- Line drawing (...)
  50. Thomas D. Perry (1976). Moral Reasoning and Truth: An Essay in Philosophy and Jurisprudence. Clarendon Press.
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