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Philosophers and Law: Philosophers and Law


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Amartya Sen and Law

Amartya Sen and Law

1st Edition

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Victor V Ramraj, Arun K Thiruvengadam, Supriya Routh
October 08, 2019

This volume introduces and collects some of the leading articles on noted economist and philosopher Amartya Sen’s contributions to law and jurisprudence. While Sen has not contributed explicitly to the discipline of law, his scholarship has inspired significant investigations of core...

Augustine and Modern Law

Augustine and Modern Law

1st Edition

James Bernard Murphy, Richard O. Brooks
June 10, 2019

St. Augustine and Roman law are the two bridges from Athens and Jerusalem to the world of modern law. Augustine's almost eerily modern political realism was based upon his deep appreciation of human evil, arising from his insights into the human personality, the product of his reflections on his...

Habermas and Law

Habermas and Law

1st Edition

Hugh Baxter
June 06, 2017

Habermas and Law makes accessible the most important essays in English that deal with the application to law of the work of major philosophers for whom law was not a main concern. It encompasses not only what these philosophers had to say about law but also brings together essays which...

Arendt and Law

Arendt and Law

1st Edition

Marco Goldoni, Christopher McCorkindale
January 04, 2017

The essays selected for this volume demonstrate the importance of law - conceptually, normatively and practically - to a proper understanding of Hannah Arendt’s work. Though Arendt herself was not a lawyer, and lacked any legal training, it is remarkable that in each of her guises law plays an...

Adam Smith and Law

Adam Smith and Law

1st Edition

Robin Paul Malloy
December 20, 2016

The essays selected for this volume highlight the contributions of Adam Smith to our understanding of law and jurisprudence. The collection provides a detailed and overarching analysis of Smith’s work related to law and shows how Smith connected jurisprudence to moral philosophy and to economics....

Luhmann and Law

Luhmann and Law

1st Edition

Christopher Thornhill
October 28, 2016

Niklas Luhmann wrote a number of works which have decisively shaped the recent development of legal science as a theoretical discipline. Some basic elements of his theory have been widely appropriated by other legal theorists, such that it is difficult to imagine contemporary reflection in legal...

Agamben and Law

Agamben and Law

1st Edition

Thanos Zartaloudis
July 28, 2015

This collection of articles brings together a selection of previously published work on Agamben’s thought in relation to law and gathered from within the legal field and theory in particular. The volume offers an exemplary range of varied readings, reflections and approaches which are of interest...

Nussbaum and Law

Nussbaum and Law

1st Edition

Robin West
June 12, 2015

The essays collected in this volume reflect the profound impact of Martha Nussbaum’s philosophical writings on law and legal scholarship. The capabilities approach that she has largely authored has influenced the approach scholars take to the law of disabilities, both in the United States and in...

Spinoza and Law

Spinoza and Law

1st Edition

Andre Santos Campos
January 28, 2015

This volume collects some of the best writings on Spinoza’s philosophy of law and includes a critical examination of Spinoza’s theory of the types of law, his natural law theory, as well as the modern reformulation of his approach to the nature of laws and to natural rights. This collection of...

Grotius and Law

Grotius and Law

1st Edition

Larry May, Emily McGill
September 12, 2014

The essays collected for this volume represent the best scholarly literature on Hugo Grotius available in the English language. In the English speaking world Grotius is not as well known as his fellow 17th century political philosophers, Thomas Hobbes or John Locke, but in legal theory Grotius is...

Aquinas and Modern Law

Aquinas and Modern Law

1st Edition

James Bernard Murphy, Richard O. Brooks
August 21, 2013

This volume collects some of the best recent writings on St. Thomas’s philosophy of law and includes a critical examination of Aquinas’s theory of the relation between law and morality, his natural law theory, as well as the modern reformulation of his approach to natural rights. The volume shows...

Rawls and Law

Rawls and Law

1st Edition

Thom Brooks
May 09, 2012

John Rawls (1921-2002) is widely held to be amongst the most important political philosophers for over a century. This volume, which is the first work of its kind to publish in one place the most influential essays in the field, features articles on a wide range of subjects including...

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