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The Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks

The Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction By Raymond Wacks

The Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction by Raymond Wacks


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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community. This very short introduction examines the central questions that have fascinated lawyers and philosophers, who ever wondered about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.

The Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction Summary

The Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction by Raymond Wacks

The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. But what actually is law? A set of naturally occurring moral principles, or simply rules agreed by a particular society? What is a 'right' and what rights should people actually have? Is law really colour-blind and gender-blind? Can the law truly tell us whether gay marriages are immoral, what's wrong with racism, or whether we should go to war? Revealing the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, Raymond Wacks explores the notion of law and its role in our lives. Referring to key thinkers from Aristotle to Rawls, Bentham, Dworkin, H.L.A. Hart and Derrida, he looks at the central questions behind legal theory that have fascinated lawyers and philosophers - and anyone - who ever wondered about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Table of Contents

Introduction ; 1. Natural law ; 2. Legal positivism ; 3. Law as interpretation ; 4. Rights and justice ; 5. Law and society ; 6. Critical legal theory

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GOR001629767
9780192806918
0192806912
The Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction by Raymond Wacks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2006-05-18
144
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