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The Routledge Companions to Philosophy of Law

Edited by: Andrei Marmor

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  April  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415878180
eBook ISBN: 9780203124352
Adobe ISBN: 9781136344954

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The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Law provides a comprehensive, non-technical philosophical treatment of the fundamental questions about the nature of law.  Its coverage includes law's relation to morality and the moral obligations to obey the law, the main philosophical debates about particular legal areas such as criminal responsibility, property, contracts, family law, law and justice in the international domain, legal paternalism and the rule of law.

The entirely new content has been written specifically for newcomers to the field, making the volume particularly useful for undergraduate and graduate courses in philosophy of law and related areas.  All 39 chapters, written by the world's leading researchers and edited by an internationally distinguished scholar, bring a focused, philosophical perspective to their subjects.  The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Law promises to be a valuable and much consulted student resource for many years.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The nature of law Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Natural law theory Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Legal positivism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Legal positivism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The authority of law Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Obligations, interpretivism and the legal point of view Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Vagueness and the law Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Legal interpretation Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Precedent Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The justification of punishment Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Wrongness and criminalization Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The voluntary act requirement Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Criminal attempts Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The insanity defense Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Self-defense Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Is a contract a promise? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Proximate cause in the law of torts Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Private Property Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Taxation, redistribution and property Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Pursuit of Intimacy and Parental Rights Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Is It Finally Time to Put “Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” Out to Pasture? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  International law and global justice Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The morality and law of war Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The legitimacy of international institutions Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Environmental ethics, future generations and environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Constitutional interpretation Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Judicial review of legislation Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Coercion Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Paternalism Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Enforcing morality Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The rule of law Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The moral obligation to obey the law Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Conscientious objection and civil disobedience Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Law, loyalty and citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Some questions about rights Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Discrimination and equality Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Privacy Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Freedom of speech Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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