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  • Ranciere and Law

    Edited by Monica Lopez Lerma, Julen Etxabe

    This book is the first to approach Jacques Rancière’s work from a legal perspective. A former student of Louis Althusser, Rancière is one of the most important contemporary French philosophers of recent decades: offering an original and path-breaking way to think politics, democracy and aesthetics.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • 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 – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

  • 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 the starting point of the question of justice…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

  • Corporal Punishment

    A Philosophical Assessment

    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 – 2017-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Taking the Measure of Autonomy

    A Four-Dimensional Theory of Self-Governance

    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 – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • 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

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