Dimensions of Politics and English Jurisprudence by Sean CoyleDimensions of Politics and English Jurisprudence by Sean Coyle

Dimensions of Politics and English Jurisprudence

bySean Coyle

Hardcover | September 30, 2013

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Understandings of law and politics are intrinsically bound up with broader visions of the human condition. Sean Coyle argues for a renewed engagement with the juridical and political philosophies of the Western intellectual tradition, and takes up questions pondered by Aristotle, Plato, Augustine, Aquinas and Hobbes in seeking a deeper understanding of law, politics, freedom, justice and order. Criticising modern theories for their failure to engage with fundamental questions, he explores the profound connections between justice and order and raises the neglected question of whether human beings in all their imperfection can ever achieve truly just order in this life. Above all, he confronts the question of whether the open society is the natural home of liberals who have given up faith in human progress (there are no ideal societies), or whether liberal political order is itself the ideal society?
Title:Dimensions of Politics and English JurisprudenceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:397 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.94 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:September 30, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521196590

ISBN - 13:9780521196598


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Jurisprudence: 1. Jurisprudence and the liberal order; 2. Concept and reality in jurisprudence; 3. On the 'Protestant' inheritance of juridical thought; 4. The form and direction of Anglo-American jurisprudence; 5. Three approaches to jurisprudence; Part II. Understanding the Present: 6. Authority and tradition: visions of law and politics; 7. Legalism and modernity I: identifying and understanding the problem; 8. Legalism and modernity II: reflections upon the problem; 9. Political thought and the 'well-ordered society'; 10. The limits of legal ideologies; 11. Conservatism and its dilemmas; 12. Liberal jurisprudence and its order; Part III. Justice: 13. Justice without mercy; 14. Justice and moral argument; 15. Fallen justice; 16. Freedom and justice in a democratic age.