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Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316621172

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  • The third edition of Jurisprudence offers a logically structured, comprehensive, well-researched and accessible overview of legal theory and philosophy. Written primarily for undergraduate students, it examines and demystifies the discipline's major ideas, and promotes a richer understanding of the social, moral and economic dimensions of the law. By locating the major traditions of jurisprudence within the history of ideas, the author deepens students' understanding of the perennial debates about the nature and function of law and its relation to justice. Fully revised and updated, with new materials on all topics, Suri Ratnapala's Jurisprudence remains an essential text for students and researchers of jurisprudence and legal theory.

    • A logically structured, comprehensive, well-researched and accessible overview of legal theory and philosophy
    • Presents highly readable text written in engaging prose which locates the major traditions of jurisprudence within the history of ideas
    • Fully revised and updated, with new materials on all topics
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316621172
    • length: 470 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Law As It Is:
    2. British legal positivism: philosophical roots and command theories
    3. Herbert Hart's new beginning and new questions
    4. Germanic legal positivism: Hans Kelsen's quest for the pure theory of law
    5. Realism in legal theory
    Part II. Law and Morality:
    6. Natural law tradition from antiquity to the Enlightenment
    7. John Finnis' restatement of classical natural law
    8. Separation of law and morality
    Part III. Social Dimensions of Law:
    9. Sociological jurisprudence and sociology of law
    10. Radical jurisprudence: challenges to liberal legal theory
    11. Economic analysis of law
    12. Evolutionary jurisprudence
    Part IV. Rights and Justice:
    13. Fundamental legal conceptions: the building blocks of legal norms
    14. Justice.

  • Author

    Suri Ratnapala, University of Queensland

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