Legal Philosophies by J. W. HarrisLegal Philosophies by J. W. Harris

Legal Philosophies

byJ. W. Harris

Paperback | December 2, 2004

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Legal Philosophies has been written to provide a clear guide to the main topics in a jurisprudence or legal theory course with the novice in mind. It provides summaries of the pertinent arguments within these topics, and of the views of leading theorists. This new edition takes a look at theemergence of 'Critical Legal Studies' and 'Feminist Jurisprudence', whilst there are new sections on 'Moral Truth' and 'Communitarianism' (a revived theoretical approach).
The Late J.W. Harris, BCL, MA, PhD, former Professor of Law at the University of Oxford, Fellow of Keble College, Oxford
Title:Legal PhilosophiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:December 2, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0406507163

ISBN - 13:9780406507167

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Table of Contents

1. What is jurisprudence about?2. Natural law and moral truth3. The command theory of law4. Utilitarianism and the economic analysis of law5. Punishment6. Kelson's pure theory of law7. Legal concepts8. Legal realism and critical legal studies9. Hart's concept of law10. Freedom and the enforcement of morals11. The morality of law and the rule of law12. Statutory interpretation13. Precedent14. Dworkin's rights thesis15. Legal reasoning16. The duty to obey the law17. The historical school and non-state law18. Sociological jurisprudence19. Law, social theory and Marxist jurisprudence20. Justice: liberal, communitarian and feministIndex