Philosophy: Philosophy of Law

  • Space, Time, Justice: From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives book cover

    Space, Time, Justice

    From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives

    By David Marrani

    This book merges philosophical, psychoanalytical and legal perspectives to explore how spaces of justice are changing and the effect this has on the development of the administration of justice. There are as central themes: the idea of transgression as starting point of the question of justice and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

  • Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights book cover

    Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights

    Edited by Tom Campbell, Kylie Bourne

    This collection explores and illustrates issues arising from ‘political’ approaches to human rights in contrast to the more traditional ‘moral’ approaches. Moral approaches conceptualize and justify human rights in terms of priority rights which are both universal and moral. In contrast, political…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge

  • Human Dignity and Law: Legal and Philosophical Investigations book cover

    Human Dignity and Law

    Legal and Philosophical Investigations

    By Stephen Riley

    This book argues that human dignity and law stand in a privileged relationship with one another.  Law must be understood as limited by the demands made by human dignity.  Conversely, human dignity cannot be properly understood without clarifying its interaction with legal institutions and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge

  • Hannah Arendt: Legal Theory and the Eichmann Trial book cover

    Hannah Arendt

    Legal Theory and the Eichmann Trial

    By Peter Burdon

    Hannah Arendt is one of the great outsiders of twentieth-century political philosophy. After reporting on the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, Arendt embarked on a series of reflections about how to make judgments and exercise responsibility without recourse to existing law, especially…

    Hardback – 2017-10-06 
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Pierre Legendre: God in the Mirror: A Study of the Institution of Images book cover

    Pierre Legendre: God in the Mirror

    A Study of the Institution of Images

    By Pierre Legendre

    In the context of our increasingly global legal order, Pierre Legendre’s God in the Mirror reconsiders the place of law within the division of existing bodies of knowledge. Navigating the texts of Ovid, Augustine, Roman jurists, medieval canon lawyers, Freud, Lacan, the notebooks of Leonardo de…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Complexity Theory and Law: Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence book cover

    Complexity Theory and Law

    Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence

    Edited by Jamie Murray, Thomas Webb, Steven Wheatley

    Complexity theory – a variant of systems theory – understands law as an emergent, complex, self-organizing system in which an interactive network of actors and systems operate with no overall guiding hand, giving rise to complex collective behaviour that can be observed in patterns of law…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Law, Immunization and the Right to Die book cover

    Law, Immunization and the Right to Die

    By Jennifer Hardes

    Law, Immunization and the Right to Die focuses on the urgent matter of legal appeals and judicial decisions on assisted death. Drawing on key cases from the United Kingdom and Canada, the book focuses on the problematic paternalism of legal decisions that currently deny assisted dying and questions…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge

  • Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense?: Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors book cover

    Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense?

    Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors

    By Stephen Kershnar

    This book looks at a family of views involving the pro-life view of abortion and Christianity. These issues are important because major religious branches (for example, Catholicism and some large branches of Evangelicalism) and leading politicians assert, or are committed to, the following: (a) it…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Justice and the Slaughter Bench: Essays on Law's Broken Dialectic book cover

    Justice and the Slaughter Bench

    Essays on Law's Broken Dialectic

    By Alan Norrie

    In this follow-up to Law and the Beautiful Soul, Alan Norrie addresses the split between legal and ethical judgment. Shaped by history, law’s formalism both eschews and requires ethics. The first essays consider legal form in its practical aspect, and the ethical problems encountered (‘law’s…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20 
    Routledge

  • Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation: Futurity, Alterity, Power book cover

    Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation

    Futurity, Alterity, Power

    By Kathryn McNeilly

    Against the recent backdrop of sociopolitical crisis, radical thinking and activism to challenge the oppressive operation of power has increased. Such thinkers and activists have aimed for radical social transformation in the sense of challenging dominant ways of viewing the world, including the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Strange Gods: Legal Theology and the ‘Modernity’ of Law book cover

    Strange Gods

    Legal Theology and the ‘Modernity’ of Law

    By Peter Fitzpatrick

    Strange Gods provides a genealogy of modern law as a secular theology, calling into question the received ideas that modern law is radically different from its religious antecedents, and that modernity involved a repudiation of theological concepts. Peter Fitzpatrick charts the lineage of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge-Cavendish

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination

    Edited by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

    While it has many connections to other topics in normative and applied ethics, discrimination is a central subject in philosophy in its own right. It plays a significant role in relation to many real-life complaints about unjust treatment or unjust inequalities, and it raises a number of questions…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

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