Philosophy of Law Products

  • Sociological Jurisprudence

    Juristic Thought and Social Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Roger Cotterrell

    This book presents a unified set of arguments about the nature of jurisprudence and its relation to the jurist’s role. It explores contemporary challenges that create a need for social scientific perspectives in jurisprudence, and it shows how sociological resources can and should be used in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions

    1st Edition

    By Louis E. Wolcher

    The founding premise of this book is that the nimbus of prestige, which once surrounded the idea of justice, has now been dimmed to such a degree that it is no longer sufficient to secure the possibility of a good conscience for those who undertake, in good faith, to make the world a better place…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Space, Time, Justice

    From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-16
    Routledge

  • The Injustice of Punishment

    1st Edition

    By Bruce N. Waller

    The Injustice of Punishment emphasizes that we can never make sense of moral responsibility while also acknowledging that punishment is sometimes unavoidable. Recognizing both the injustice and the necessity of punishment is painful but also beneficial. It motivates us to find effective means of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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

  • 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, 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

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