From articles centering on the detailed and doctrinal exposition of the law to those which reside almost wholly within the realm of philosophical ethics, this volume affords comprehensive treatment to both sides of the philosophico-legal equation. Systematic and sustained coverage of the many dimensions of legal thought gives ample expression to the true breadth and depth of the philosophy of law, with coverage of:
The modes of knowing and the kinds of normativity used in the law; Studies in international, constitutional, criminal, administrative, persons and property, contracts and tort law-including their historical origins and worldwide ramifications; Current legal cultures such as common law and civilian, European, and Aboriginal; Influential jurisprudents and their biographies; All influential schools and methods
Christopher Berry Gray is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal. he has also taught at Nazareth College of Kentucky, and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He received his doctorate in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1970, and graduated with a baccalaureate in civil law in 1978, as well as a bachelor's degree in the common law from McGill University in the following year.
Dr. Gray has published more than forty articles and chapters concerning law and philosophy in such journals as the Rechtsphilosophie, Cahiers de droit, Eurocriminology, and Rivista internazionale di filosofia del diritto. He has also published an English translation of Maurice Hauriou's La Science Sociale Traditionnelle (University Press at Ann Arbor), and has edited Philosophical Reflections on the United States Constitution for Edwin Mellen.
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