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Bentham and the common law tradition

Author: Gerald J Postema
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press, [2019]
Series: Clarendon law series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This text offers a philosophical interpretation of the historical debate between Bentham and classical Common Law theory, a debate that is fundamental to philosophical thought and has shaped contemporary conceptions of nature, tasks and limits of law and adjudication. The author draws on the full range of Bentham's published and unpublished writings, and explores the philosophical foundations of Common Law theory,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1031934122
Named Person: Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald J Postema
ISBN: 9780191834806 0191834807 9780192511515 0192511513 9780192511522 0192511521
OCLC Number: 1034578012
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I: Law, Custom, and Reason1: Elements of Classical Common Law Theory2: Law, Social Union, and Collective Rationality3: Hume's Jurisprudence: Law, Justice, and Human Nature4: Hume's Jurisprudence: Common Law ConventionalismPart II Bentham's Critique of Common Law: The Roots of Positivism5: Utilitarian Justice and the Tasks of Law6: Bentham as a Common Law Revisionist7: Custom, Rules, and Sovereignty8: Plucking Off the Mask of Mystery9: Utilitarian PositivismPart III: Law, Utility, and Adjudication10: The Judge as Paterfamilias11: Judicial Virtues and the Sanctions of Public Opinion12: Utilitarian Adjudication within the Shadow of the Code13: The Coherence of Bentham's Theory of Law
Series Title: Clarendon law series.
Responsibility: Gerlad J. Postema.

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This second edition of a classic in Anglo-American legal philosophy reopens the dialogue between Bentham's work and contemporary legal philosophy. Gerald J. Postema revisits the themes of the first  Read more...

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