The Philosophy of Law
By (author) Mark C. Murphy
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Philosophy of Law by Mark C. Murphy
Book DescriptionThe Philosophy of Law is a broad-reaching text that guides readers through the basic analytical and normative issues in the field, highlighting key historical and contemporary thinkers and offering a unified treatment of the various issues in the philosophy of law. * Enlivened with numerous, everyday examples to illustrate various concepts of law. * Employs the idea of three central commonplaces about law - that law is a social matter, that law is authoritative, and that law is for the common good - to organize seemingly disparate topics and to bring rival views into contention with each other. * The first volume in the Fundamentals of Philosophy series, in which leading philosophers explore the fundamental issues and core problems in the major sub-disciplines of philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405129602
(229mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark C. Murphy
God and Moral Law, Hardback (November 2011)
Does God's existence make a difference to how we explain morality? Mark C. Murphy critiques the two dominant theistic accounts of morality-natural law theory and divine command theory-and presents a novel third view. He argues that we can value natural facts about humans and their good, while keeping God at the centre of our moral explanations.
Natural Law in Jurisprudence and Politics, Paperback (January 2009)
This 2006 book argues that the central thesis of natural law jurisprudence sets the agenda for political philosophy.
Natural Law and Practical Rationality, Paperback (August 2007)
A defense of a contemporary natural law theory of practical rationality.
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The Philosophy of Law is a broad-reaching text that guides readers through the basic analytical and normative issues in the field, highlighting key historical and contemporary thinkers and offering a unified treatment of the various issues in the philosophy of law.
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Author Biography - Mark C. Murphy
Mark C. Murphy is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, where he works in moral, political, and legal philosophy. He is the author of Natural Law and Practical Rationality (2001), An Essay on Divine Authority (2002), and Natural Law in Jurisprudence and Politics (2006), and the editor of Alasdair MacIntyre (2003).
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