Philosophy: Philosophy of Law

  • The Concept of Injustice book cover

    The Concept of Injustice

    1st Edition

    By Eric Heinze

    This book insists upon a re-thinking of Western theories of Justice. For 2500 years, philosophers have subordinated the concept of injustice to the concept of justice, as if injustice were only a secondary, derivative notion. This book summons literary classics, notably Shakespeare, to argue that…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27

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    Distributive Justice

    1st Edition

    By Michael Allingham

    This book presents a critical appraisal of the main theories of distributive justice. It develops the view that all such theories, or at least all liberal theories, may be seen as expressions of laissez-faire with compensations for factors that they consider to be morally arbitrary. More precisely…

    Paperback – 2014-02-25

  • Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law: The Legacy of Modernism book cover

    Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law

    The Legacy of Modernism, 1st Edition

    By Desmond Manderson

    Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law -The Legacy of Modernism addresses the legacy of contemporary critiques of language for the concept of the rule of law. Between those who care about the rule of law and those who are interested in contemporary legal theory, there has been a dialogue of the deaf,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11

  • Law in the Courts of Love: Literature and Other Minor Jurisprudences book cover

    Law in the Courts of Love

    Literature and Other Minor Jurisprudences, 1st Edition

    By Peter Goodrich

    Paperback – 2013-10-25

  • Rethinking Law as Process: Creativity, Novelty, Change book cover

    Rethinking Law as Process

    Creativity, Novelty, Change, 1st Edition

    By James MacLean

    Rethinking Law as Process draws on insights from 'process philosophy' in order to rethink the nature of legal decision-making. While there have been significant developments in the application of ‘process’ thought across a number of disciplines, little notice has been taken of Whiteheadian…

    Paperback – 2013-09-23

  • Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretation book cover

    Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretation

    1st Edition

    By Susanna Lindroos Hovinheimo

    Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretation addresses how it is that legal texts -laws, statutes and regulations – can, and do have meaning. Conventionally, legal decisions are justified with reference to language. But since language is always open to interpretation, and so cannot fully justify…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25

  • Law and Art: Justice, Ethics and Aesthetics book cover

    Law and Art

    Justice, Ethics and Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oren Ben-Dor

    In engaging with the full range of 'the arts', contributors to this volume consider the relationship between law, justice, the ethical and the aesthetic. Art continually informs the ethics of a legal theory concerned to address how theoretical abstractions and concrete oppressions overlook…

    Paperback – 2013-02-20

  • Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality: Law as Absolute Hospitality book cover

    Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality

    Law as Absolute Hospitality, 1st Edition

    By Jacques de Ville

    Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality presents a comprehensive account and understanding of Derrida’s approach to law and justice. Through a detailed reading of Derrida’s texts, Jacques de Ville contends that it is only by way of Derrida's deconstruction of the metaphysics of presence, and…

    Paperback – 2012-11-30
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

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    1st Edition

    By Thom Brooks

    Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? Which theory of punishment is most compelling? Is the death penalty ever justified? These questions and many others are addressed in this highly engaging guide. Punishment is a critical…

    Paperback – 2012-11-13

  • Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty book cover

    Divine Violence

    Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty, 1st Edition

    By James R. Martel

    Divine Violence looks at the question of political theology and its connection to sovereignty. It argues that the practice of sovereignty reflects a Christian eschatology, one that proves very hard to overcome even by left thinkers, such as Arendt and Derrida, who are very critical of it. These…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01

  • Russian Legal Culture Before and After Communism: Criminal Justice, Politics and the Public Sphere book cover

    Russian Legal Culture Before and After Communism

    Criminal Justice, Politics and the Public Sphere, 1st Edition

    By Frances Nethercott

    Following the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, and again during the Gorbachev and Yel’tsin eras, the issue of individual legal rights and freedoms occupied a central place in the reformist drive to modernize criminal justice. While in tsarist Russia the gains of legal scholars and activists in…

    Paperback – 2012-06-14
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical book cover

    Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical

    1st Edition

    By Amy Swiffen

    Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical explores the idea that legal authority is no longer related to national sovereignty, but to the ‘moral’ attempt to nurture life. The book argues that whilst the relationship between law and ethics has long been a central concern in legal studies, it is now the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16

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