Philosophy: Philosophy of Law

  • What We Ought and What We Can book cover

    What We Ought and What We Can

    1st Edition

    By Alex King

    Are we able to do everything we ought to do? According to the important but controversial Ought Implies Can principle, the answer is yes. In this book Alex King sheds some much-needed light on this principle. She argues that it is flawed because we are obligated to perform some actions that we…

    Hardback – 2019-04-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • A New Introduction to Jurisprudence: Legality, Legitimacy and the Foundations of the Law book cover

    A New Introduction to Jurisprudence

    Legality, Legitimacy and the Foundations of the Law, 1st Edition

    By Paul Cliteur, Afshin Ellian

    A New Introduction to Jurisprudence takes one of the central problems of law and jurisprudence as its point of departure: what is the law? Adopting an intermediate position between legal positivism and natural law, this book reflects on the concept of ‘liberal democracy’ or ‘constitutional…

    Paperback – 2019-04-08 
    Routledge

  • Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality book cover

    Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality

    1st Edition

    By Adnan Sattar

    This book examines the relationship between international human rights discourse and the justifi cations for criminal punishment. Using interdisciplinary discourse analysis, it exposes certain paradoxes that underpin the ‘International Bill of Human Rights’, academic commentaries on human rights…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence book cover

    Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    1st Edition

    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 – 2019-03-03 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Constitutional Theory: Schmitt after Derrida book cover

    Constitutional Theory: Schmitt after Derrida

    1st Edition

    By Jacques de Ville

    This book advances a new reading of the central works of Carl Schmitt and, in so doing, rethinks the primary concepts of constitutional theory. In this book, Jacques de Ville engages in a close analysis of a number of Schmitt’s texts, including Dictatorship (1921), The Concept of the Political (…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

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

    Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation

    Futurity, Alterity, Power, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • The Legal Order book cover

    The Legal Order

    1st Edition

    By Santi Romano

    First published in 1917 (Part 1) and 1918 (Part 2), with a second edition in 1946, this is the first English translation of Santi Romano’s classic work, L’ordinamento giuridico (The Legal Order). The main focus of The Legal Order is the notion of institution, which Romano considers to be both the…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Moral Rights and Their Grounds book cover

    Moral Rights and Their Grounds

    1st Edition

    By David Alm

    Moral Rights and Their Grounds offers a novel theory of rights based on two distinct views. The first—the value view of rights—argues that for a person to have a right is to be valuable in a certain way, or to have a value property. This special type of value is in turn identified by the reasons…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Leading Works in Law and Religion book cover

    Leading Works in Law and Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Russell Sandberg

    Leading Works in Law and Religion brings together leading and emerging scholars in the field from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Each contributor has been invited to select and analyse a ‘leading work’, which has for them shed light on the way that Law and Religion are intertwined. The chapters…

    Hardback – 2018-12-05
    Routledge
    Leading Works in Law

  • The Political Philosophy of Human Life book cover

    The Political Philosophy of Human Life

    1st Edition

    By Piergiorgio Donatelli

    This book addresses the notion of ‘human life’ that lies at the foundation of contemporary thinking in the areas of law, politics and ethics. Centrally, it engages the deep divide, characteristic of this thinking, between: on the one hand, those who wish to do away with any anthropological…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration book cover

    Unjust Borders

    Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration, 1st Edition

    By Javier S. Hidalgo

    States restrict immigration on a massive scale. Governments fortify their borders with walls and fences, authorize border patrols, imprison migrants in detention centers, and deport large numbers of foreigners. Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration argues that immigration…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge
    Political Philosophy for the Real World

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-11-01
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

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