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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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    Title
    Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Raymond Wacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 115 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 134 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199687008
    ISBN 10: 0199687005
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A39060000
    DC22: 340.1
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 490
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27720
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LAW000000
    Abridged Dewey: 340
    BIC subject category V2: LAB
    Libri: PHIL8068, RECH5500
    DC23: 340.1
    Ingram Theme: INDS/LAWSTD
    LC classification: K230.W29 A37 2014
    Thema V1.0: QDTS, LAB
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Approximately 15 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    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).
    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