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  • Complexity Theory and Law

    Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamie Murray, Thomas Webb, Steven Wheatley

    This collection of essays explores the different ways the insights from complexity theory can be applied to law. Complexity theory – a variant of systems theory – views law as an emergent, complex, self-organising system comprised of an interactive network of actors and systems that operate with no…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Foucault's Politics of Philosophy

    Power, Law, and Subjectivity, 1st Edition

    By Sandro Chignola

    Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focus shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Law, Obligation, Community

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Matthews, Scott Veitch

    Against an ever-expanding and diversifying ‘rights talk’, this book re-opens the question of obligation from not only legal but also ethical, sociological and political perspectives. Its premise is that obligation has a primacy ahead of rights, because rights attach to practices and modes of being…

    Paperback – 2020-01-07 
    Routledge
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

  • Rethinking Punishment in the Era of Mass Incarceration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chris 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rik Peels

    This edited collection focuses on the moral and social dimensions of ignorance—an undertheorized category in analytic philosophy. Contributors address such issues as the relation between ignorance and deception, ignorance as a moral excuse, ignorance as a legal excuse, and the relation between…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Human Dignity and Law

    Legal and Philosophical Investigations, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Law in the Time of Oxymora

    A Synaesthesia of Language, Logic and Law, 1st Edition

    By Rostam J. Neuwirth

    What do different concepts like true lie, bad luck, honest thief, old news, spacetime, glocalization, symplexity, sustainable development, constant change, soft law, substantive due process, pure law, bureaucratic efficiency and global justice have in common? What connections do they share with…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11
    Routledge

  • The Anthropological Paradox

    Niches, Micro-worlds and Psychic Dissociation, 1st Edition

    By Massimo De Carolis

    This book addresses how the erosion of traditional forms of political association and legal regulation has given rise to a pluralism of "imperfect communities" constantly exposed to the risk of dissolution. These are niches and micro-worlds that are connected through precarious and ambivalent ties.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Temporal Boundaries of Law and Politics

    Time Out of Joint, 1st Edition

    Edited by Luigi Corrias, Lyana Francot

    In the last decade, the changing role of time in society has once again taken centre stage in the academic debate. A prominent, but surely not the only, aspect of this debate hinges on the so-called acceleration of time and its societal consequences. Despite the fact that time is fundamental to the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-25
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • In Defense of Moral Luck

    Why Luck Often Affects Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness, 1st Edition

    By Robert J. Hartman

    The problem of moral luck is that there is a contradiction in our common sense ideas about moral responsibility. In one strand of our thinking, we believe that a person can become more blameworthy by luck. For example, two reckless drivers manage their vehicles in the same way, and one but not the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

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