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  1. Legal Scholarship, Microcomputers, and Super-Optimizing Decision-Making.Stuart S. Nagel - 1993 - Quorum Books.
  2. Law and Truth.Dennis Patterson - 1996 - 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 (...)
  3. Overcoming Law.Richard A. Posner (ed.) - 1995 - 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 ...
  4. Real Rights.Carl Wellman - 1995 - Oxford University Press.
    Real Rights offers a new theory of the grounds of legal and moral rights, thereby providing a platform from which to determine whether alleged rights are "real" or not. In particular, Wellman conceives of a legal or moral right as a complex of liberties, claims, powers, and immunities, and distinguishes the kinds of laws and moral reasons that can ground each of these. The book argues that only agents can be right-holders, that children and the mentally-limited can have only limited (...)
  5. Stacked Deck: A Story of Selfishness in America.Lawrence E. Mitchell - 1998 - Temple University Press.
    In Stacked Deck, Mitchell shows us how this artificial reality buries the way we truly,live.Mitchell uses examples drawn from history, politics, law, and ...
  6. The Philosophy of Law.Ronald M. Dworkin (ed.) - 1977 - Oxford University Press.
    Echoing the debate about the nature of law that has dominated legal philosophy for several decades, this volume includes essays on the nature of law and on law not as it is but as it should be. Wherever possible, essays have been chosen that have provoked direct responses from other legal philosophers, and in two cases these responses are included. Contributors include H.L.A. Hart, R.M. Dworkin, Lord Patrick Devlin, John Rawls, J.J. Thomson, J. Finnis, and T.M. Scanlon.
  7. Ethics in Politics: The Rights and Obligations of Individual Political Agents.Emily Crookston, David Killoren & Jonathan Trerise (eds.) - 2017 - Routledge.
    Political ethics, a subfield of applied ethics, is concerned with normative questions about voters, politicians, lobbyists, and other individual political agents. Compared with other fields in applied ethics political ethics has not developed into an area of intense interest in academic philosophy. Debates over the main questions in political ethics occur in mainstream news, on social media, in living rooms and neighborhood bars, etc., but for the most part have not bled over into the pages of philosophy journals and books. (...)
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  8. The Province of Jurisprudence Democratized.Allan C. Hutchinson - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    The province of jurisprudence compromised -- The province of jurisprudence revisited -- The provinciality of jurisprudence determined -- The morality of jurisprudence determined -- The province of jurisprudence pre-determined -- The province of jurisprudence moralised -- The province of jurisprudence re-generated -- The province of the judiciary democratised -- The experimental province of democracy determined.
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  9. Punishment, Responsibility, and Justice: A Relational Critique.Alan Norrie - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    This book addresses the retributive and "orthodox subjectivist" theories that dominate criminal justice theory alongside recent "revisionist" and "postmodern" approaches. Norrie argues that all these approaches, together with their faults and contradictions, stem from their orientation to themes in Kantian moral philosophy. He explores an alternative relational or dialectical approach; examines the work of Ashworth, Duff, Fletcher, Moore, Smith, and Williams; and considers key doctrinal issues.
  10. Legal Thinking: Its Limits and Tensions.William E. Read - 1986 - University of Pennsylvania Press.
  11. Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning.Jane C. Ginsburg - 2004 - Thomson/West.
  12. The Nature and Process of Law: An Introduction to Legal Philosophy.Patricia Smith (ed.) - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    Unlike other works in philosophy of law, which focus on the nature of law in the abstract, this comprehensive anthology presents law as a "process," part and parcel of a system of government and defined constitutional procedures. Using the U.S. legal system as a model, it establishes the basis of law in political theory, then presents substantive issues in private and public law, illustrated throughout with important political documents and court cases and stimulating readings in history, law, and philosophy. The (...)
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  13. The Province of Jurisprudence Democratized.Allan C. Hutchinson - 2009 - Oxford University Press USA.
    The Province of Jurisprudence Democratized explores the implications of taking a vigorously democratic approach to issues of traditional legal theory. Allan C. Hutchinson introduces the democratic vision and examines the complementary philosophy of a Dewey-inspired pragmatism. This is followed by an examination from a pragmatic perspective of the dominant theories of analytical jurisprudence in both their positivist and naturalist forms. He emphasizes the contested concepts of 'truth', 'facts' and 'law/morality relation' and explores what a more uncompromising democratic/pragmatic agenda for law (...)
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  14. The Responsible Judge: Readings in Judicial Ethics.John Thomas Noonan & Kenneth I. Winston (eds.) - 1993 - Praeger.
  15. The Critical Legal Studies Movement.Roberto Mangabeira Unger - 1986 - Harvard University Press.
  16. Philosophy of Criminal Law.Douglas Husak - 1987 - Rowman & Littlefield.
    This volume collects 17 of Douglas Husak's influential essays in criminal law theory. The essays span Husak's original and provocative contributions to the central topics in the field, including the grounds of criminal liability, relative culpability, the role of defences, and the justification of punishment. The volume includes an extended introduction by the author, drawing together the themes of his work, and exploring the goals of criminal theory.
  17. The Problems of Jurisprudence.Richard A. Posner - 1990 - Harvard University Press.
    In this book, one of our country's most distinguished scholar-judges shares with us his vision of the law.
  18. Law and Irresponsibility: On the Legitimation of Human Suffering.Scott Veitch - 2007 - Routledge-Cavendish.
    It is commonly understood that in its focus on rights and obligations law is centrally concerned with organising responsibility. In defining how obligations are created, in contract or property law, say, or imposed, as in tort, public, or criminal law, law and legal institutions are usually seen as society’s key mode of asserting and defining the content and scope of responsibilities. This book takes the converse view: legal institutions are centrally involved in organising irresponsibility. Particularly with respect to the production (...)
  19. The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory.Martin P. Golding & William A. Edmundson (eds.) - 2004 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  20. Justice in Robes.Ronald Dworkin (ed.) - 2006 - Belknap Press.
    In the course of that critical study he discusses the work of many of the most influential lawyers and philosophers of the era, including Isaiah Berlin, Richard ...
  21. The Human Body and the Law: A Medico-Legal Study.David W. Meyers - 2006 - Aldine Transaction.
    Thus, Meyers provides a valuable account, not only of current medical attitudes, but also of relevant case and statute law as it stands at present.
  22. Criminal Law.Thomas Morawetz (ed.) - 1991 - New York University Press.
    This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.
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  23. Habermas, Modernity, and Law.Mathieu Deflem (ed.) - 1996 - 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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  24. The Republic of Choice: Law, Authority, and Culture.Lawrence Meir Friedman - 1990 - Harvard University Press.
    Loose, unconnected, free-floating, mobile: this is the modern individual, at least in comparison with the immediate past.
  25. A Guide to Critical Legal Studies.Mark Kelman - 1987 - Harvard University Press.
    This book outlines and evaluates the principal strands of critical legal studies, and achieves much more as well.
  26. Reading Dworkin Critically.Alan Hunt (ed.) - 1992 - Distributed Exclusively in the Us and Canada by St. Martin's Press.
  27. Form and Function in a Legal System: A General Study.Robert S. Summers - 2006 - 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 (...)
  28. Mastering Legal Analysis and Communication.David T. Ritchie - 2008 - Carolina Academic Press.
    Human reasoning and legal analysis -- Paradigms and the process of legal analysis -- Logic, rhetoric, and legal analysis -- Advanced analytical tools in legal analysis -- Complex legal analysis and communication.
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  29. H. L. A. Hart.Neil MacCormick - 1981 - Stanford University Press.
    Introduction HLA Hart: A biographical sketch Jurisprudence is the theoretical study of a practical subject. Its object is to achieve a systematic and ...
  30. Criminal Policy Transition.Penny Green & Andrew Rutherford (eds.) - 2000 - Hart.
    In this sense the collection offers a model of how international collaborative work should proceed. The book is the product of a workshop held at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) in Onati, Spain.
  31. Hegel's Philosophy of Right: Subjectivity and Ethical Life.David James - 2007 - Continuum.
    Offers a re-assessment and overview of Hegel's philosophy of right, a key element of his political thought.
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  32. Postmodernism and Law.Dennis M. Patterson (ed.) - 1994 - New York University Press.
    In this cutting edge volume. Dennis Patterson has put together a collection of essays on the topic of law and justice in postmodern society. While trying to avoid a singular point of view for this compilation, Patterson has carefully chosen articles which highlight common themes, problems, and questions.
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  33. Legal Secrets: Equality and Efficiency in the Common Law.Kim Lane Scheppele - 1988 - University of Chicago Press.
    Does the seller of a house have to tell the buyer that the water is turned off twelve hours a day? Does the buyer of a great quantity of tobacco have to inform the seller that the military blockade of the local port, which had depressed tobacco sales and lowered prices, is about to end? Courts say yes in the first case, no in the second. How can we understand the difference in judgments? And what does it say about whether (...)
  34. Our Knowledge of the Law: Objectivity and Practice in Legal Theory.George Pavlakos - 2007 - Hart.
  35. Law's Interior: Legal and Literary Constructions of the Self.Kevin Crotty - 2001 - 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.
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  36. Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory.Joel Feinberg - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Feinberg is one of the leading philosophers of law of the last forty years. This volume collects recent articles, both published and unpublished, on what he terms "basic questions" about the law, particularly in regard to the relationship to morality. Accessibly and elegantly written, this volume's audience will reflect the diverse nature of Feinberg's own interests: scholars in philosophy of law, legal theory, and ethical and moral theory.
  37. The Moral World of the Law.Peter R. Coss (ed.) - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
    The dominant and deceptively simple theme of this book is the relationship between the moral environment of the courtroom and that of the society in which the court is situated. Like other Past and Present conference proceedings, the volume ranges widely across time and space, from ancient Greece to twentieth-century Africa. As a consequence, it encompasses not only the highly professional legal systems of the Roman, later medieval and modern worlds, but also the relatively unprofessionalised courts of classical Athens and (...)
  38. Bentham's Theory of the Modern State.Nancy L. Rosenblum - 1978 - Harvard University Press.
  39. Law as Communication.Mark van Hoecke - 2002 - Hart.
  40. A Theory of Law.Philip Soper - 1984 - Harvard University Press.
  41. The Political Foundation of Law and the Need for Theory with Practical Value: The Theories of Ronald Dworkin and Roberto Unger.John J. A. Burke - 1993 - Austin & Winfield.
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  42. The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance.Rodney Bruce Hall & Thomas J. Biersteker (eds.) - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    The emergence of private authority has become a feature of the post-Cold War world. The contributors to this volume examine the implications of this erosion of the power of the state for global governance. They analyse actors as diverse as financial institutions, multinational corporations, religious terrorists and organised criminals. The themes of the book relate directly to debates concerning globalization and the role of international law, and will be of interest to scholars and students of international relations, politics, sociology and (...)
  43. Revolutions in Law and Legal Thought.Zenon Bankowski & World Congress on Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy - 1991
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  44. Philosophical Law: Authority, Equality, Adjudication, Privacy.Richard N. Bronaugh (ed.) - 1978 - Greenwood Press.
  45. Frontiers of Legal Theory.Richard A. Posner - 2001 - Harvard University Press.
    The book carries on Posner's project of analyzing the law as an institution of social governance.
  46. Thinking Without Desire: A First Philosophy of Law.Panu Minkkinen - 1999 - Hart.
    The response developed in this book is the creation of a metaphysical understanding of law or, in other words, what Aristotle called a 'first philosophy'.
  47. Rethinking Evidence: Exploratory Essays.William L. Twining - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Law of Evidence has traditionally been perceived as a dry, highly technical, and mysterious subject. This book argues that problems of evidence in law are closely related to the handling of evidence in other kinds of practical decision-making and other academic disciplines, that it is closely related to common sense and that it is an interesting, lively and accessible subject. These essays develop a readable, coherent historical and theoretical perspective about problems of proof, evidence, and inferential reasoning in law. (...)
  48. Courts and Comparative Law.Mads Andenas & Duncan Fairgrieve (eds.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    While the role of comparative law in the courts was previously only an exception, foreign sources are now increasingly becoming a source of law in regular use in supreme and constitutional courts. There is considerable variation between the practices of courts and the role of comparative law, and methods remain controversial. In the US, the issue has been one of intense public debate and it is still one of the major dividing issues in the discussion about the role of the (...)
  49. Lex Mundi.Alexander Vincent - 1892 - F.B. Rothman.
  50. Richard Cumberland and Natural Law: Secularisation of Thought in Seventeenth-Century England.Linda Kirk - 1987 - J. Clarke & Co..
    The first biographical and intellectual study of the most influential of 18th century natural law philosophers.
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