A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy 2nd Revised edition)

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy 2nd Revised edition)

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The articles in this new edition of A Companion to Philosophy ofLaw and Legal Theory have been updated throughout, and theaddition of ten new articles ensures that the volume continues tooffer the most up-to-date coverage of current thinking inlegal philosophy. * Represents the definitive handbook of philosophy of law andcontemporary legal theory, invaluable to anyone with an interest inlegal philosophy * Now features ten entirely new articles, covering the areas ofrisk, regulatory theory, methodology, overcriminalization,intention, coercion, unjust enrichment, the rule of law, law andsociety, and Kantian legal philosophy * Essays are written by an international team of leadingscholars

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Dennis Patterson is Professor of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and is Board of Governors Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law (Camden, NJ). He is also Professor of Jurisprudence and International Trade at Swansea University, Wales. He has written widely in the philosophy of law and international trade law. His books include Law and Truth (1996), Mind, Meaning and Law (2008), and most recently The New Global Trading Order (2008) with Ari Afilalo.


List of Contributors xi

Preface xiv

Introduction 1

Part I: Areas of Law 7

1 Property Law 9 Jeremy Waldron

2 Contract 29 Peter Benson

3 Tort Law 64 Stephen R. Perry

4 Criminal Law 90 Leo Katz

5 Public International Law 103 Philip Bobbitt

6 Constitutional Law and Religion 119 Perry Dane

7 Constitutional Law and Interpretation 132 Philip Bobbitt

8 Constitutional Law and Privacy 145 Anita L. Allen

9 Constitutional Law and Equality 160 Maimon Schwarzschild

10 Evidence 177 John Jackson and Sean Doran

11 Interpretation of Statutes 188 William N. Eskridge, Jr.

12 Confl ict of Laws 197 Perry Dane

Part II: Contemporary Schools and Perspectives 209

13 Natural Law Theory 211 Brian Bix

14 Legal Positivism 228 Jules L. Coleman and Brian Leiter

15 American Legal Realism 249 Brian Leiter

16 Critical Legal Studies 267 Guyora Binder

17 Postrealism and Legal Process 279 Neil Duxbury

18 Feminist Jurisprudence 290 Patricia Smith

19 Law and Economics 299 Jon Hanson, Kathleen Hanson, and Melissa Hart

20 Legal Formalism 327 Ernest J. Weinrib

21 German Legal Philosophy and Theory in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 339 Alexander Somek

22 Marxist Theory of Law 350 Alan Hunt

23 Deconstruction 361 Jack M. Balkin

24 Law and Society 368 Brian Z. Tamanaha

25 Postmodernism 381 Dennis Patterson

26 Kantian Legal Philosophy 392 Arthur Ripstein

27 Legal Pragmatism 406 Richard Warner

Part III: Topics and Disciplines 415

28 Law and Its Normativity 417 Roger A. Shiner

29 Law and Literature 446 Thomas Morawetz

30 The Duty to Obey the Law 457 M. B. E. Smith

31 Legal Enforcement of Morality 467 Kent Greenawalt

32 Indeterminacy 479 Lawrence B. Solum

33 Precedent 493 Larry Alexander

34 Punishment and Responsibility 504 George P. Fletcher

35 Loyalty 513 George P. Fletcher

36 Coherence 521 Ken Kress

37 The Welfare State 539 Sanford Levinson

38 Legal Scholarship 548 Edward L. Rubin

39 Authority of Law 559 Vincent A. Wellman

40 Analogical Reasoning 571 Jefferson White

41 Risk 578 John Oberdiek

42 Regulatory Theory 590 Matthew D. Adler

43 Methodology 607 Andrew Halpin

44 Overcriminalization 621 Douglas Husak

45 Intention 632 Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

46 Coercion 642 Grant Lamond

47 Unjust Enrichment 654 Ernest J. Weinrib

48 The Ideal of the Rule of Law 666 Andrei Marmor

Index 675

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405170062
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9781405170062
  • weight: 1376
  • ISBN10: 1405170069
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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