Philosophy of Law Products

  • The Logic of Choice

    An Investigation of the Concepts of Rule and Rationality, 1st Edition

    By Gidon Gottlieb

    Originally published in 1968. This is a critical study of the concept of ‘rule’ featuring in law, ethics and much philosophical analysis which the author uses to investigate the concept of ‘rationality’. The author indicates in what manner the modes of reasoning involved in reliance upon rules are…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Logic

  • Africanizing African Legal Ethics

    1st Edition

    By John Murungi

    This book is a philosophical inquiry into indigenous African legal ethics, asking what is African about African legal ethics? Taking us beyond a geographical understanding of Africa, the author argues for an African legal ethics that is distinct from non-African African legal ethics which are…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Philosophy

  • Injustice for All

    America's Dysfunctional Criminal Justice System and How to Fix It, 1st Edition

    By Chris W Surprenant, Jason Brennan

    American criminal justice is a dysfunctional mess. Cops are too violent, the punishments are too punitive, and the so-called Land of the Free imprisons more people than any other country in the world. Understanding why means focusing on color—not only on black or white (which already has been…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Owned, An Ethological Jurisprudence of Property

    From the Cave to the Commons, 1st Edition

    By Johanna Gibson

    This book draws upon domestication science to undertake a radical reappraisal of the jurisprudence of property and intellectual property. Bringing together animal studies and legal philosophy, it articulates a critique of dominant property models and relationships from the perspective of cognitive…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Nature of Law

    A Philosophical Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Stefan Sciaraffa

    This book is an attempt to provide a philosophical answer to the simple question, "What is the law?" as well as address the various debates this question has spawned. Along the way, it develops a unique position within analytic jurisprudence by carefully distinguishing between a theory of the…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge

  • A Guide to Field Philosophy

    Case Studies and Practical Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Evelyn Brister, Robert Frodeman

    Philosophers increasingly engage in practical work with other disciplines and the world at large. This volume draws together the lessons learned from this work--including philosophers’ contributions to scientific research projects, consultations on matters of policy, and expertise provided to…

    Paperback – 2020-02-21 
    Routledge

  • Hong Kong Constitutionalism

    The British Legacy and the Chinese Future, 1st Edition

    By Richard Cullen

    Hong Kong is widely regarded as an exemplar of authoritarian jurisdictions with a positive history of adhering to Rule of Law shaped governance systems. British Hong Kong provides a remarkable story of the effective development and consolidation of such a system, which has continued to apply since…

    Hardback – 2020-02-25 
    Routledge
    The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives

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