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Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

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A lively and accessible introduction to the social, moral, and cultural foundations of lawTakes a broad scope spanning philosophy, law, politics, economics, and discusses a wide range of topics including women's rights, racism, and the environmentApproaches the great debates and controversies with clarity by avoiding technical languageReveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophyPart of the Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwideNew to this Edition:Incorporates the highly significant works of Ronald Dworkin, Scott Shapiro, John Finnis, and Neil McCormickIncludes a new section on legal realismIncludes new material on historical and anthropological jurisprudenceFurther reading section has been revised and updated

Author: Wacks Raymond
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9780199687008
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 2
Release Year: 2014

1: Natural law
2: Legal positivism
3: Dworkin: the moral integrity of law
4: Rights and justice
5: Law and society
6: Critical legal theory
7: Understanding law: a very short epilogue
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Professor Raymond Wacks has taught jurisprudence around the world for over thirty years. He has published more than twenty books and numerous articles on legal philosophy, the right of privacy, and human and animal rights. His books have been translated into several languages including Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Chinese, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Thai, and Georgian.

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