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Description - The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory by Martin P. Golding

Written by an international assembly of distinguished philosophers and legal theorists, The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory creates a groundbreaking student resource in critical essays on the central themes and issues of the philosophy of law today. Focusing and advancing key arguments throughout, each of the 23 essays incorporates essential background material serving to clarify the history and logic of the relevant topic. Topics include legal positivism, natural law theory, critical legal theory, American legal realism, feminist legal theory, criminal law, contract law, tort theory, evidence, obligation, theories of rights, punishment, legal reasoning, objectivity, theories of law, continental perspectives on law, and many others. This volume is a handy guide to the state of play in contemporary philosophy of law and legal theory, and is suitable as a primary or secondary text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in moral philosophy, political philosophy, law, legal philosophy, political science, political theory, or government.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631228325
ISBN-10: 0631228322
Format: Paperback
(243mm x 170mm x 19mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin P. Golding

Martin P. Golding is Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at Duke University, where he directs the joint law-philosophy program. His books include Philosophy of Law (1975), Legal Reasoning (1984), and Free Speech on Campus (2000). He is also editor of Jewish Law and Legal Theory (1994). William A. Edmundson is Professor of Law and of Philosophy at Georgia State University. He is author of Three Anarchical Fallacies (1998) and An Introduction to Rights (2004), and editor of The Duty to Obey the Law (1999). He is General Editor of the book series, Cambridge Introductions to Law and Philosophy.

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