Philosophy of Law Products

  • English Justice

    Between the Norman Conquest and the Great Charter, 1066-1215, 1st Edition

    By Doris M. Stenton

    Originally published in 1965, English Justice between the Norman Conquest and the Great Charter discusses the history of English justice in the period of the Norman Conquest, of the Angevin achievements, and of the contrasting reigns of Richard I and John. This book looks at this period in light of…

    Hardback – 2019-07-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • The Philosophy of Legal Change

    Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Processes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maciej Chmieliński, Michał Rupniewski

    Democratic legal systems have recently been subject to rapid and multi-directional processes of change. There are numerous sociological, technological, ideological, or purely political processes which result in law’s amendment and transformation. This book argues that this legal change is best…

    Hardback – 2019-07-02
    Routledge

  • The Radical Philosophy of Rights

    1st Edition

    By Costas Douzinas

    After 1989 human rights have expanded into a vernacular touching every aspect of social life. They are seen as the key concept in morals and politics and a main tool for forging individual and collective identities. They are the ideology after ‘the end of ideologies’ – the only values left after ‘…

    Paperback – 2019-06-28
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-06-10
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Ranciere and Law

    1st Edition

    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.…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Post-Truth, Philosophy and Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angela Condello, Tiziana Andina

    In the wake of Brexit and Trump, the debate surrounding post-truth fills the newspapers and is at the center of the public debate. Democratic institutions and the rule of law have always been constructed and legitimized by discourses of truth. And so the issue of "post-truth" or "fake truth" can be…

    Hardback – 2019-05-28
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Economic Liberties and Human Rights

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jahel Queralt, Bas van der Vossen

    The status of economic liberties remains a serious lacuna in the theory and practice of human rights. Should a minimally just society protect the freedoms to sell, save, profit and invest? Is being prohibited to run a business a human rights violation? While these liberties enjoy virtually no…

    Hardback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge
    Political Philosophy for the Real World

  • Nonsense upon Stilts (Routledge Revivals)

    Bentham, Burke and Marx on the Rights of Man, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Waldron

    In Nonsense upon Stilts¸ first published in 1987, Waldron includes and discusses extracts from three classic critiques of the idea of natural rights embodied in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. Each text is prefaced by an historical introduction and an analysis of its main…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Ethics of Whistleblowing

    1st Edition

    By Eric R. Boot

    Following the enormous political, legal, and media interest that has surrounded high profile cases of whistleblowing, such as Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, the fundamental ethical questions surrounding whistleblowing have often been obscured. In this fascinating book Eric Boot examines the…

    Hardback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • 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 – 2019-04-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • 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 – 2019-04-01
    Routledge

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