McCoubrey and Whites Textbook on Jurisprudence

Paperback | October 6, 2012

byJames Penner, Emmanuel Melissaris

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Fully updated and revised by James Penner and Emmanuel Melissaris, McCoubrey and White's Textbook on Jurisprudence clearly breaks down the complexities of this often daunting yet fascinating subject. Sophisticated ideas are explained concisely and with clarity, ensuring the reader is aware ofthe subtleties of the subject yet not overwhelmed. With chapters dedicated to both key concepts and leading theorists, this text takes a wide-ranging look at jurisprudence and places central ideas in context. In particular this text centres around one of the leading theorists, H.L.A Hart, and considers the landscape of jurisprudence in relation tohis seminal The Concept of Law, looking at the key ideas which influenced him and considering the response to his work. Coverage of post-modern and feminist legal theory is also included, alongside discussion of key theorists such as Hobbes, Kant, and Rawls.Logically organised to support the topics commonly taught on jurisprudence and legal theory courses, this text provides an easy-to-follow and digestible account of this wide-ranging subject, making it the ideal companion text for further reading and research throughout your course.

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Fully updated and revised by James Penner and Emmanuel Melissaris, McCoubrey and White's Textbook on Jurisprudence clearly breaks down the complexities of this often daunting yet fascinating subject. Sophisticated ideas are explained concisely and with clarity, ensuring the reader is aware ofthe subtleties of the subject yet not overwh...

James Penner is Professor of Law at University College London. He previously taught at London School of Economics for seven years. His primary research interests are the law of trusts, the philosophy of property, and the philosophy of law. He is author of The Law of Trusts 8e (OUP, 2012) and The Idea of Property in Law (OUP, 1997), an...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:October 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199584346

ISBN - 13:9780199584345

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Table of Contents

1. What is jurisprudence?Part 1: Theories of the Nature of Law2. Natural Law3. Classical Legal Positivism: Bentham, Austin, and Kelsen4. Hart: The Critical Project5. Hart's Theory of Law6. Post-Hart Analytical Philosophy of Law: Dworkin and RazPart 2: Particular Philosophical Issues in Law7. The Building Blocks of Law: Norms and their Nature8. Governing and Obedience9. Law and AdjudicationPart 3: The Intellectual Foundations of the Liberal Social Contract Tradition10. The Legal and Political Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes11. The Legal and Political Philosophy of Immanuel Kant12. John Rawls' Political LiberalismPart 4: Against and Beyond Liberalism13. Marxist and Post-Marxist Theories of Law14. Feminist Legal Theory15. Postmodern Legal Theory

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"A useful and clear book that will underpin a jurisprudence course" Sue Warnock, Lecturer in Law, Bournemouth University