The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law brings together specially commissioned essays by twenty-six of the foremost legal theorists currently writing, to provide a state-of-the-art overview of jurisprudential scholarship. Each author presents an account of the contending views and scholarly debates animating their field of enquiry as well as setting the agenda for further study. This landmark publication will be essential reading for anyone working
in legal theory and of interest to legal scholars generally, philosophers, and legal theorists looking for a starting point towards understanding current jurisprudential thinking.
Jules Coleman is Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School. Scott Shapiro is Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.
Notes on the Contributors ; 1. Natural Law: The Classical Tradition ; 2. Natural Law: The Modern Tradition ; 3. Exclusive Legal Positivism ; 4. Inclusive Legal Positivism ; 5. Formalism ; 6. Adjudication ; 7. Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation ; 8. Methodology ; 9. Legal and Political Philosophy ; 10. Authority ; 11. Reasons ; 12. Rights ; 13. Law and Obligations ; 14. Responsibility ; 15. Philosophy of the Common Law ; 16. Philosophy of Private Law ; 17. Philosophy of Tort Law ; 18. Philosophy of Contract Law ; 19. Philosophy of Property Law ; 20. The Philosophy of Criminal Law ; 21. Philosophy of International Law ; 22. Law and Language ; 23. Law and Objectivity ; 24. Law, Sexual Orientation, and Gender ; Index