Philosophers and Law

Philosophers and Law

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    Habermas and Law

    Edited by Hugh Baxter

    Habermas and Law makes accessible the most important essays in English that deal with the application to law of the work of major philosophers for whom law was not a main concern. It encompasses not only what these philosophers had to say about law but also brings together essays which…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06
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    Arendt and Law

    Edited by Marco Goldoni, Christopher McCorkindale

    The essays selected for this volume demonstrate the importance of law - conceptually, normatively and practically - to a proper understanding of Hannah Arendt’s work. Though Arendt herself was not a lawyer, and lacked any legal training, it is remarkable that in each of her guises law plays an…

    Hardback – 2017-01-04
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    Adam Smith and Law

    Edited by Robin Paul Malloy

    The essays selected for this volume highlight the contributions of Adam Smith to our understanding of law and jurisprudence. The collection provides a detailed and overarching analysis of Smith’s work related to law and shows how Smith connected jurisprudence to moral philosophy and to economics.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20
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    Luhmann and Law

    Edited by Christopher Thornhill

    Niklas Luhmann wrote a number of works which have decisively shaped the recent development of legal science as a theoretical discipline. Some basic elements of his theory have been widely appropriated by other legal theorists, such that it is difficult to imagine contemporary reflection in legal…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28
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    Agamben and Law

    By Thanos Zartaloudis

    This collection of articles brings together a selection of previously published work on Agamben’s thought in relation to law and gathered from within the legal field and theory in particular. The volume offers an exemplary range of varied readings, reflections and approaches which are of interest…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
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    Nussbaum and Law

    By Robin West

    The essays collected in this volume reflect the profound impact of Martha Nussbaum’s philosophical writings on law and legal scholarship. The capabilities approach that she has largely authored has influenced the approach scholars take to the law of disabilities, both in the United States and in…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
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    Spinoza and Law

    By Andre Santos Campos

    This volume collects some of the best writings on Spinoza’s philosophy of law and includes a critical examination of Spinoza’s theory of the types of law, his natural law theory, as well as the modern reformulation of his approach to the nature of laws and to natural rights. This collection of…

    Hardback – 2015-01-28
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    Grotius and Law

    By Larry May, Emily McGill

    The essays collected for this volume represent the best scholarly literature on Hugo Grotius available in the English language. In the English speaking world Grotius is not as well known as his fellow 17th century political philosophers, Thomas Hobbes or John Locke, but in legal theory Grotius is…

    Hardback – 2014-09-12
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  • Aquinas and Modern Law book cover

    Aquinas and Modern Law

    By James Bernard Murphy

    Edited by Richard O. Brooks

    This volume collects some of the best recent writings on St. Thomas’s philosophy of law and includes a critical examination of Aquinas’s theory of the relation between law and morality, his natural law theory, as well as the modern reformulation of his approach to natural rights. The volume shows…

    Hardback – 2013-08-21
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    Rawls and Law

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    John Rawls (1921-2002) is widely held to be amongst the most important political philosophers for over a century. This volume, which is the first work of its kind to publish in one place the most influential essays in the field, features articles on a wide range of subjects including…

    Hardback – 2012-05-09
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    Hume and Law

    Edited by Ken Mackinnon

    There has been a huge upsurge in Hume research over the past thirty years. However, one area that has not received its due share of attention is David Hume's legal thought where the research has been fragmented and often un-championed. This volume - the first collection of essays in English to…

    Hardback – 2012-04-28
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    Augustine and Modern Law

    By James Bernard Murphy

    Edited by Richard O. Brooks

    St. Augustine and Roman law are the two bridges from Athens and Jerusalem to the world of modern law. Augustine's almost eerily modern political realism was based upon his deep appreciation of human evil, arising from his insights into the human personality, the product of his reflections on his…

    Hardback – 2011-08-28
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    Foucault and Law

    By Ben Golder

    Edited by Peter Fitzpatrick

    Few thinkers can have had a more diverse or a more contested impact on theorizing law than Michel Foucault. This diversity is reflected in the wide range of Foucault's work and of the intellectual fields it has so conspicuously influenced. Such diversity informs the present collection and is…

    Hardback – 2010-08-23
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    Cicero and Modern Law

    Edited by Richard O. Brooks

    Cicero and Modern Law contains the best modern writings on Cicero's major law related works, such as the Republic, On Law, On Oratory, along with a comprehensive bibliography of writings on Cicero's legal works. These works are organized to reveal the influence of Cicero's writings upon the history…

    Hardback – 2009-08-21
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    Derrida and Law

    Edited by Pierre Legrand

    This volume gathers together sixteen seminal articles, all written by leading scholars, which articulate and effectuate the influence of Derrida's scholarship on the field of law. The articles included in this collection are underpinned by the authors' shared belief that the intellectual challenges…

    Hardback – 2009-07-06
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    Marx and Law

    Edited by Susan Easton

    This collection of classic articles affirms Marx's continuing relevance to modern debates on the role of law. The issues addressed include the implications of Marx's analysis of law for understanding the form and functions of law, justice and injustice, the critique of liberal legalism, the…

    Hardback – 2008-05-12
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    Nietzsche and Law

    By Francis J. Mootz Iii, Peter Goodrich

    Legal scholars have only recently begun to address the radical challenges for law and legal theory that follow from Friedrich Nietzsche's pathbreaking work. This collection brings together articles from leading thinkers who consider how Nietzsche's philosophical and rhetorical interventions…

    Hardback – 2008-04-28
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    Locke and Law

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    John Locke is one of the most important figures in the history of philosophy. His Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration fascinate us as much today as they did when first published three centuries ago. Locke and Law presents for the first time in one collection the most…

    Hardback – 2007-09-19
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    Plato and Modern Law

    Edited by Richard O. Brooks

    This audacious collection of modern writings on Plato and the Law argues that Plato's work offers insights for resolving modern jurisprudential problems. Plato's dialogues, in this modern interpretation, reveal that knowledge of the functions of law, based upon intelligible principles, can be…

    Hardback – 2007-08-28
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    Gadamer and Law

    By Francis J. Mootz Iii

    Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics is especially relevant for law, which is grounded in the interpretation of authoritative texts from the past to resolve present-day disputes. In this collection, leading scholars consider the importance of Gadamer’s philosophy for ongoing disputes in…

    Hardback – 2007-04-28
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    Kant and Law

    By B. Sharon Byrd, Joachim Hruschka

    Immanuel Kant's legal philosophy and theory have played an enormous role in the development of law since the eighteenth century. Although this influence can be seen primarily in German law and in the law of nations which have traditionally been oriented toward German legal development, today Kant's…

    Hardback – 2006-04-26
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    Rousseau and Law

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau stands as one of the most influential figures in the history of philosophy. His masterpiece-The Social Contract-has had a profound effect on legal and political theorists ever since its appearance. Rousseau and Law presents for the first time in one collection the most…

    Hardback – 2005-05-19
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    Hobbes on Law

    Edited by Claire Finkelstein

    In the course of articulating his monumental theory of political justification, Thomas Hobbes developed a sustained and detailed approach to law and legal questions. Unfortunately legal philosophers have largely ignored Hobbes' remarks on law, and philosophers have only begun to explore it. This…

    Hardback – 2005-03-04
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    Wittgenstein and Law

    Edited by Dennis Patterson

    Wittgenstein is described in the Oxford Companion to Philosophy as 'the leading analytical philosopher of the twentieth century, whose two major works altered the course of the subject'. This exceptional reference volume highlights and explores the extensive influence of Wittgenstein's work on…

    Hardback – 2004-07-08
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    Hegel and Law

    Edited by Michael Salter

    This work brings together a collection of essays on the contemporary relevance of, and outstanding issues in, Hegel’s legal theory. Particular attention is paid to the different parts of the legal curriculum which Hegelian analysis could contribute to in a positive manner.…

    Hardback – 2002-12-28
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