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Jurisprudence : theory & context

Author: Brian Bix
Publisher: London : Sweet & Maxwell, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

Aimed at students new to the study of jurisprudence, this title's intention is to explain the often complex and difficult ideas in legal philosophy as clearly as possible, without over-simplifying  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Bix
ISBN: 0421830107 9780421830103
OCLC Number: 912413958
Description: 294 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Overview, purpose and methodology. Conceptual questions and jurisprudence. HLA Hart and legal positivism. Hans Kelsen's pure theory of law. Natural law theory and John Finnis. Understanding Lon Fuller. Ronald Dworkin's interpretive approach. Justice. Punishment. Rights and rights talk. Will and reason. Authority, finality and mistake. Common law reasoning and precedent. Statutory interpretation and legislative intentions. Legal enforcement of morality. The Obligation to obey the law. American legal realism. Economic analysis of law. Modern critical perspectives. Law and literature. Pragmatism and postmodernism.
Responsibility: Brian Bix.


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For clarity, fair-mindedness and engaging treatment of the diverse strands of contemporary legal theory, there is no better guide... This book covers more ground with more good sense than many other Read more...

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