Jurisprudence & Philosophy of Law Products

  • Law and the Philosophy of Privacy

    By Janice Richardson

    Situating privacy within the context of political philosophy, this book highlights the way in which struggles concerning the meaning of privacy have always been political. Different conceptions of privacy are here shown to involve diverse assumptions about ontology: our conceptions of self, culture…

    Hardback – 2015-08-27

  • Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy

    Edited by Maria Drakopoulou

    Presenting feminist readings of texts from the legal philosophical and jurisprudential canon, the papers collected here offer an interdisciplinary and critical challenge to established modes of reading law. Feminist approaches to law usually take the form of either critical engagements with legal…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21

  • Sovereignty and Liberty

    A Study of the Foundations of Power

    By Amnon Lev

    The attitude we take to power is almost invariably one of distrust, never more so than when it claims to be sovereign. And yet, we have always been drawn to sovereignty. Out of fear or fascination, we accepted that it was a condition of our liberty; that to assert ourselves as free, we would have…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23

  • A Critical Introduction to Law

    4th Edition

    By Wade Mansell

    Challenging the usual introductions to the study of law, A Critical Introduction to Law argues that law is inherently political and reflects the interests of the few even while presenting itself as neutral. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides contemporary examples to demonstrate…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06

  • Law, Psychoanalysis, Society

    Taking the Unconscious Seriously

    By Maria Aristodemou

    'I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' we say in a court of law. 'In a court of law, the truth is precisely what we will not say', says Lacan. ‘If God is dead, everything is permitted’, writes Dostoyevsky. ‘If God is dead, everything is prohibited’, responds Lacan.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-10

  • Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedom

    By Stephen Connelly

    Against jurisprudential reductions of Spinoza’s thinking to a kind of eccentric version of Hobbes, this book argues that Spinoza’s theory of natural right contains an important idea of absolute freedom, which would be inconceivable within Hobbes’ own schema. Spinoza famously thought that the…

    Hardback – 2015-02-12
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn

    The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology

    Edited by Mireille Hildebrandt, Katja De Vries

    Privacy, Due process and the Computational Turn: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology engages with the rapidly developing computational aspects of our world including data mining, behavioural advertising, iGovernment, profiling for intelligence, customer relationship management,…

    Paperback – 2015-01-07

  • The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Law

    Edited by Andrei Marmor

    The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Law provides a comprehensive, non-technical philosophical treatment of the fundamental questions about the nature of law. Its coverage includes law’s relation to morality and the moral obligations to obey the law, the main philosophical debates about…

    Paperback – 2014-11-07
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Deleuze & Guattari

    Emergent Law

    By Jamie Murray

    Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Althusser and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    Althusser and Law is the first book specifically dedicated to the place of law in Louis Althusser’s philosophy. The growing importance of Althusser’s philosophy in contemporary debates on the left has - for practical and political, as well theoretical reasons - made a sustained&…

    Paperback – 2014-07-23
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt

    By Mariano Croce, Andrea Salvatore

    The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt provides a detailed analysis of Schmitt’s institutional theory of law, mainly developed in the books published between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. By reading Schmitt’s overall work through the lens of his institutional turn, the authors…

    Paperback – 2014-03-28

  • Compromising on Justice

    Edited by Fabian Wendt

    When we compromise on justice, we accept or acquiesce to an arrangement that we judge to be unjust, or at least not fully just. Such arrangements are often described as constituting a ‘modus vivendi’. What reasons could we have to accept a modus vivendi, thereby compromising on justice? Given the…

    Hardback – 2014-03-14

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