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Amartya Sen and Law

Amartya Sen and Law

1st Edition

Edited By Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Victor V Ramraj, Arun K Thiruvengadam, Supriya Routh
October 04, 2019

This volume introduces and collects some of the leading articles on noted economist and philosopher Amartya Sen’s contributions to law and jurisprudence. While Sen has not contributed explicitly to the discipline of law, his scholarship has inspired significant investigations of core ...

Augustine and Modern Law

Augustine and Modern Law

1st Edition

By James Bernard Murphy, Richard O. Brooks
June 07, 2019

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 ...

Locke and Law

Locke and Law

1st Edition

Edited By Thom Brooks
June 07, 2019

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 ...

Arendt and Law

Arendt and Law

1st Edition

Edited By Marco Goldoni, Christopher McCorkindale
January 06, 2017

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 ...

Adam Smith and Law

Adam Smith and Law

1st Edition

Edited By Robin Paul Malloy
December 19, 2016

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. ...

Agamben and Law

Agamben and Law

1st Edition

By Thanos Zartaloudis
July 28, 2015

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 ...

Nussbaum and Law

Nussbaum and Law

1st Edition

By Robin West
June 12, 2015

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 ...

Spinoza and Law

Spinoza and Law

1st Edition

By Andre Santos Campos
February 10, 2015

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 ...

Grotius and Law

Grotius and Law

1st Edition

By Larry May, Emily McGill
September 12, 2014

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 ...

Aquinas and Modern Law

Aquinas and Modern Law

1st Edition

By James Bernard Murphy, Richard O. Brooks
August 21, 2013

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 ...

Rawls and Law

Rawls and Law

1st Edition

Edited By Thom Brooks
May 09, 2012

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 ...

Hume and Law

Hume and Law

1st Edition

Edited By Ken Mackinnon
May 02, 2012

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 ...

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