The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

Paperback | February 19, 2004

EditorJules Coleman, Scott Shapiro

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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 contendingviews 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 startingpoint towards understanding current jurisprudential thinking.

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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 contendingviews and scholarly debates animating their fie...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:1072 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.07 inPublished:February 19, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019927097X

ISBN - 13:9780199270972

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors1. John Finnis: Natural Law: The Classical Tradition2. Brian H. Bix: Natural Law: The Modern Tradition3. Andrei Marmor: Exclusive Legal Positivism4. Kenneth Eimar Himma: Inclusive Legal Positivism5. Martin Stone: Formalism6. William Lucy: Adjudication7. Kent Greenawalt: Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation8. Jules L. Coleman: Methodology9. Jeremy Waldron: Legal and Political Philosophy10. Scott J. Shapiro: Authority11. John Gardner and Timothy Macklem: Reasons12. F. M. Kamm: Rights13. Leslie Green: Law and Obligations14. Christopher Kutz: Responsibility15. Gerald J. Postema: Philosophy of the Common Law16. Benjamin C. Zipursky: Philosophy of Private Law17. Arthur Ripstein: Philosophy of Tort Law18. Jody S. Kraus: Philosophy of Contract Law19. Peter Benson: Philosophy of Property Law20. Larry Alexander: The Philosophy of Criminal Law21. Allen Buchanan and David Golove: Philosophy of International Law22. Timothy A.O. Endicott: Law and Language23. Brian Leiter: Law and Objectivity24. Edward Stein: Law, Sexual Orientation, and GenderIndex

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`Review from previous edition The depth of analysis in most of the essays in the Oxford Handbook is remarkable, as one would expect from such a range of eminent jurisprudential thinkers ... the world of jurisprudence is much the richer for [its] publication.'The Irish Jurist