This series features thought-provoking and original scholarship on the philosophy of law. Books explore key topics, themes and questions in the field as well as philosophical issues associated with particular legal subjects.
The Origin of Copyright Expression as Knowing in Being and Copyright Onto-Epistemology
A Theory of Legal Punishment Deterrence, Retribution, and the Aims of the State
By Wenwei Guan
July 20, 2021
Contemporary copyright was born in a heroic era of human history when technologies facilitated idea dissemination through the book trade reaching out mass readership. This book provides insights on the copyright evolution and how proprietary individual expression’s copyright protection forms an ...
By Matthew C. Altman
May 06, 2021
This book argues for a mixed theory of legal punishment that treats both crime reduction and retribution as important aims of the state. A central question in the philosophy of law is why the state’s punishment of its own citizens is justified. Traditionally, two theories of punishment have ...
Edited By Denise Meyerson, Catriona Mackenzie, Therese MacDermott
October 30, 2020
This book bridges a scholarly divide between empirical and normative theorizing about procedural justice in the context of relations of power between citizens and the state. Empirical research establishes that people’s understanding of procedural justice is shaped by relational factors. A central...