On the History of the Idea of Law
By (author) Shirley Robin Letwin
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On the History of the Idea of Law by Shirley Robin Letwin
Book DescriptionOn the History of the Idea of Law is the first book ever to trace the development of the philosophical theory of law from its first appearance in Plato's writings to today. Professor Letwin finds important and positive insights and tensions in the theories of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Hobbes. She finds confusions and serious errors introduced by Cicero, Aquinas, Bentham, and Marx. She harnesses the insights of H. L. A. Hart and especially Michael Oakeshott to mount a devastating attack on the late twentieth-century theories of Ronald Dworkin, the Critical Legal Studies movement, and feminist jurisprudence. In all of this, Professor Letwin finds the rule of law to be the key to modern liberty and the standard of justice. This is the final work of the distinguished historian and theorist Shirley Robin Letwin, a major figure in the revival of Conservative thought and doctrine from 1960 onwards, who died in 1993.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521854238
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Shirley Robin Letwin
On the History of the Idea of Law, Paperback (November 2008)
Collects the basic theories of law propounded by the great philosophers.
Pursuits of Certainty, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Shirley Robin Letwin
By examining the thought of four seminal thinkers, this text provides a record of the gradual change in the English-speaking peoples' understanding of "what sort of activity politics is".
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Author Biography - Shirley Robin Letwin
Born 1924, died 1993. A student of F. A Hayek, Shirley Robin Letwin taught at Chicago, Brandeis, Radcliffe, Cambridge and the LSE, but for most of her life was an independent scholar, and a major influence in the revival of Conservative doctrine 1960-1992.
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