Jurisprudence : theory and context /

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Main Author: Bix, Brian
Format: Book
Published: Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2012
Edition:6th ed
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Table of Contents:
  • Overview, purpose and methodology
  • Legal theory : general jurisprudence and conceptual anlysis
  • H.L.A. Hart and legal positivism
  • Hans Kelsen's pure theory of law
  • Natural law theory and John Finnis
  • Understanding Lon Fuller
  • Ronald Dworkin's interpretive approach
  • Justice
  • Punishment
  • Rights and rights talk
  • Will and reason
  • Authority, finality and mistake
  • Common law reasoning and precedent
  • Statutory interpretation and legislative intentions
  • Legal enforcement of morality
  • The obligation to obey the law
  • American legal realism
  • Economic analysis of law
  • Modern critical perspectives
  • Law and literature
  • Philosophial foundations of the common law
  • Other approaches