9781441104847

Philosophy of Law Introducing Jurisprudence

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  • ISBN13:

    9781441104847

  • ISBN10:

    1441104844

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-16
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

Organized around specific questions, theses and arguments, Philosophy of Law: Introducing Jurisprudence helps students get to grips with the fascinating yet often complex realm of legal philosophy.

This comprehensive introduction explores fundamental questions about legal systems, legal reasoning, and legal concepts, covering a wide range of topics in jurisprudence including:

Liability
Punishment
Causation
Discretion
Precedent
Constitutional disobedience
The rule of law

Packed with boxed case studies, chapter discussion questions, guides to further reading, a glossary of key terms and online resources for lecturers and students, Jeffrey Brand guides the reader through ideas in an accessible way. Philosophy of Law is ideal for use as a core textbook or as a companion to a set of primary sources.

Author Biography

Jeffrey Brand is Associate Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Aspects of Law and Legal Systems
2. Courts and Legal Reasoning
3. Making, Justifying, and Evaluating Law
4. Law and Individual Obligation
5. Private Law
6. Criminal Law
7. Sentencing
8. Statutes
9. Constitutions
10. International Law
Notes
Glossary
Resources
Index

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