Intended for upper year university students enrolled in philosophy of law courses.
Classic Readings and Canadian Cases in the Philosophy of Law is designed to increase student understanding of the role of law in society, as well as historical and philosophical debates surrounding major legal issues. Dimock strikes a balance between traditional philosophical subjects (i.e. the nature of law, morality, liberty) and practical issues of immediate interest to students (i.e. corporate pollution, sexual assault, hate crimes, pornography) by combining theoretical readings with current Canadian legal cases. The readings showcase experts in each subject area— both classical and modern, Canadian and international. Pedagogical aids are found throughout the text and include a glossary of legal and philosophical terms, an appendix of relevant sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, lists of additional readings, and extensive study questions.