Philosophy: Philosophy of Law

  • The Nature of Law: A Philosophical Inquiry book cover

    The Nature of Law

    A Philosophical Inquiry

    By Stefan Sciaraffa

    This book is an attempt to provide a philosophical answer to the simple question, "What is the law?" as well as address the various debates this question has spawned. Along the way, it develops a unique position within analytic jurisprudence by carefully distinguishing between a theory of the…

    Paperback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Ethics, Excellence and Enhancement in Sport book cover

    Ethics, Excellence and Enhancement in Sport

    By John William Devine

    Which enhancements - pharmacological, genetic, technological - should be banned in sport? How can we ensure compliance with a ban on enhancements? What punishment should those who violate the ban receive? This book offers a new theoretical perspective on enhancement, cheating and integrity in sport…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Punishment: 2nd edition book cover

    Punishment

    2nd edition

    By Thom Brooks

    This new second edition of Punishment includes a revised and expanded defence of the groundbreaking unified theory of punishment that brings together elements of retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation into a new coherent framework. Thom Brooks expands the chapter length case studies from…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

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

    Pierre Legendre Lessons III 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 – 2018-09-21 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief book cover

    Chimpanzee Rights

    The Philosophers’ Brief

    By Kristin Andrews, Gary L Comstock, Crozier G.K.D., Sue Donaldson, Andrew Fenton, Tyler M John, L. Syd M Johnson, Robert C Jones, Will Kymlicka, Letitia Meynell, Nathan Nobis, David Pena-Guzman, Jeff Sebo

    Since 2013, an organization called the Nonhuman Rights Project has brought before the New York State courts an unusual request - asking for habeas corpus hearings to determine whether Kiko and Tommy, two captive chimpanzees, should be considered legal persons with the fundamental right to bodily…

    Paperback – 2018-09-15 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology

    Edited by David Coady, James Chase

    While applied epistemology has been neglected for much of the twentieth century, it has seen emerging interest in recent years, with key thinkers in the field helping to put it on the Philosophical map. Although it is an old tradition, current technological and social developments have dramatically…

    Hardback – 2018-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Law and the Passions: A Discrete History book cover

    Law and the Passions

    A Discrete History

    By Julia Shaw

    Although the connection of law, passion and emotion has become an established focus in legal scholarship, the extent to which emotion has always been, and continues to be, a significant influence in informing legal reasoning, decision-making, decision-avoidance and legal judgment – rather than an…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence book cover

    Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    By Marett Leiboff

    This book brings the insights of theatre theory to the jurisprudential, in order to elaborate a new practice of responsibility. The theatrical, which here forms the basis of a theatrical jurisprudence, draws upon the forms of theatre theory that took shape in the 20th century, as they constitute…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Disability with Dignity: Justice, Human Rights and Equal Status book cover

    Disability with Dignity

    Justice, Human Rights and Equal Status

    By Linda Barclay

    Philosophical interest in disability is rapidly expanding. Philosophers are beginning to grasp the complexity of disability—as a category, with respect to well-being and as a marker of identity. However, the philosophical literature on justice and human rights has often been limited in scope and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • The Radical Philosophy of Rights book cover

    The Radical Philosophy of Rights

    By Costas Douzinas

    In advanced western societies, human rights have mutated, expanded and turned into a vernacular touching every aspect of social life. They are seen as the key concept of morals and politics, as well as in the forging of individual and collective identities. They are the ideology after ‘the end of…

    Paperback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge

  • The Subject of Injustice: Political Action, Law and Empowerment book cover

    The Subject of Injustice

    Political Action, Law and Empowerment

    By Bethania Assy

    Normative and communitarian traditions define justice either as abstraction or as concretization, and in terms of either universal reason or of particular identity. In both cases, the archetypal morphology of the rule of law reproduces essentially the same representational schema, in which the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children

    Edited by Anca Gheaus, Gideon Calder, Jurgen De Wispelaere

    Childhood looms large in our understanding of human life as a phase through which all adults have passed. Childhood is foundational to the development of selfhood, the formation of interests, values and skills and to the lifespan as a whole. Understanding what it is like to be a child, and what…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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