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  • Hannah Arendt

    Legal Theory and the Eichmann Trial

    By Peter Burdon

    This book uses Hannah Arendt’s controversial text Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil to examine major themes in contemporary jurisprudence, including the nature of law, legal authority, the duty of citizens, the nexus between morality and law and political action. Hannah Arendt…

    Hardback – 2017-10-06 
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Pierre Legendre: 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 – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    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

  • Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation

    Futurity, Alterity, Power

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination

    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 – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • 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 – 2017-08-21 
    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 three-dimensional and constituted by what she calls ‘self-definition,’ ‘self-realisation,’ and ‘self-unification.’ While sufficiently complex to inform a full range of social…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Logic of Commitment

    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 – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

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