Philosophy: Philosophy of Law

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

    Justice and the Slaughter Bench

    Essays on Law's Broken Dialectic, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Law, Immunization and the Right to Die book cover

    Law, Immunization and the Right to Die

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-12
    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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Taking the Measure of Autonomy: A Four-Dimensional Theory of Self-Governance book cover

    Taking the Measure of Autonomy

    A Four-Dimensional Theory of Self-Governance, 1st Edition

    By Suzy Killmister

    This book takes a radically different approach to the concept of autonomy. Killmister defends a theory of autonomy that is four-dimensional and constituted by what she calls ‘self-definition,’ ‘self-realisation,’ ‘self-unification,’ and 'self-constitution.' While sufficiently complex to inform a…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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

    Hannah Arendt

    Legal Theory and the Eichmann Trial, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Corporal Punishment: A Philosophical Assessment book cover

    Corporal Punishment

    A Philosophical Assessment, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Lenta

    The aim of this book is to assess the moral permissibility of corporal punishment and to enquire into whether or not it ought to be legally prohibited. Against the widespread view that corporal punishment is morally legitimate and should be legally permitted provided it falls short of abuse,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • The Logic of Commitment book cover

    The Logic of Commitment

    1st Edition

    By Gary Chartier

    This book develops and defends a conception of commitment and explores its limits. Gary Chartier shows how commitment serves to resolve conflicts between ordinary moral intuitions and the reality that the basic aspects of human well-being are incommensurable. He outlines a variety of overlapping…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • Rethinking Punishment in the Era of Mass Incarceration book cover

    Rethinking Punishment in the Era of Mass Incarceration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chris W. Surprenant

    One of the most important problems faced by the United States is addressing its broken criminal justice system. This collection of essays offers a thorough examination of incarceration as a form of punishment. In addition to focusing on the philosophical aspects related to punishment, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Exemplarity and Singularity: Thinking through Particulars in Philosophy, Literature, and Law book cover

    Exemplarity and Singularity

    Thinking through Particulars in Philosophy, Literature, and Law, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michele Lowrie, Susanne Lüdemann

    This book pursues a strand in the history of thought – ranging from codified statutes to looser social expectations – that uses particulars, more specifically examples, to produce norms. Much intellectual history takes ancient Greece as a point of departure. But the practice of exemplarity is…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Foundations of Freedom: Welfare-Based Arguments Against Paternalism book cover

    Foundations of Freedom

    Welfare-Based Arguments Against Paternalism, 1st Edition

    By Simon R. Clarke

    What makes individual freedom valuable? People have always believed in freedom, have sought it, and have sometimes fought and died for it. The belief that it is something to be valued is widespread. But does this belief have a rational foundation? This book examines answers to these questions that…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Foundation of the Juridico-Political: Concept Formation in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber book cover

    The Foundation of the Juridico-Political

    Concept Formation in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Bryan, Peter Langford, John McGarry

    Hans Kelsen and Max Weber are conventionally understood as initiators not only of two distinct and opposing processes of concept formation, but also of two discrete and contrasting theoretical frameworks for the study of law. The Foundation of the Juridical-Political: Concept Formation in Hans…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

2Series in Philosophy of Law

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