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    DescriptionThe concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. 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.

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    Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Raymond Wacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 140 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199687008
    ISBN 10: 0199687005

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    B&T Approval Code: A39060000
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    Libri: PHIL8068, RECH5500
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    LC classification: K230.W29 A37 2014
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    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Approximately 15 black and white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
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    Author Information
    Raymond Wacks is Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory. His areas of interest are legal theory, privacy, and human rights, and he has published numerous books and articles on various aspects of law, including Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory (OUP, 2012), Law: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2008), and Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2010).
    Review quote
    With an admirable and elegant economy of expression-which compromises neither subtlety nor nuance-Ray Wacks has written in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction , a juristic gem that not only shines with clarity but sparkles with insight on topics as diverse as natural law, rights theory, utilitarianism, the sociology of the law, critical legal studies and law-and-economics. An indispensable introduction for the student of legal philosophy, as well as a sound and reliable guide for the seasoned scholar, Wacks' Philosophy of Law makes a knock-down case, concisely and capaciously, for the absolute centrality of jurisprudence to the study of law. Professor William MacNeil, Griffith Law School
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. Natural law ; 2. Legal positivism ; 3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law ; 4. Rights and justice ; 5. Law and society ; 6. Critical legal theory ; 7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue ; References ; Further reading