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Description - Philosophy of Law by Larry May

Philosophy of Law provides a rich overview of the diverse
theoretical justifications for our legal rules, systems, and

Utilizes the work of both classical and contemporary
philosophers to illuminate the relationship between law and

Introduces students to the philosophical underpinnings of
International Law and its increasing importance as we face

Features concrete examples in the form of cases significant to
the evolution of law

Contrasts Anglo-American law with foreign institutions and
practices such as those in China, Japan, India, Ireland and

Incorporates diverse perspectives on the philosophy of law
ranging from canonical material to feminist theory, critical
theory, postmodernism, and critical race theory

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405183871
ISBN-10: 140518387X
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 175mm x 35mm)
Pages: 642
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Larry May

Larry May, JD, PhD., is Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St Louis, and Strategic Research Professor of Social Justice at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University in Canberra. He specializes in political philosophy, and is the author or editor of 21 books, including Sharing Responsibility (1992), Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account (2005), War Crimes and Just War (2007), and Aggression and Crimes Against Peace (2008). Jeff Brown has a JD from Vanderbilt University and an MA from Washington University in St Louis, where he is now completing his PhD.

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