A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

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The articles in this new edition of A Companion to Philosophy ofLaw and Legal Theory have been updated throughout, and theaddition of ten new articles ensures that the volume continues tooffer the most up-to-date coverage of current thinking inlegal philosophy. * Represents the definitive handbook of philosophy of law andcontemporary legal theory, invaluable to anyone with an interest inlegal philosophy * Now features ten entirely new articles, covering the areas ofrisk, regulatory theory, methodology, overcriminalization,intention, coercion, unjust enrichment, the rule of law, law andsociety, and Kantian legal philosophy * Essays are written by an international team of leadingscholars
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  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 39mm | 1,241g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 1405170069
  • 9781405170062
  • 772,247

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The second edition of this outstanding Companion provides an unparalleled survey of philosophy of law and legal theory for students and specialists alike. Written by an international assembly of leading scholars, the articles have been revised throughout, and the addition of ten entirely new essays ensures that the volume continues to offer the most up-to-date coverage of current thinking in legal philosophy.

Articles new to this edition cover the areas of risk, regulatory theory, methodology, overcriminalization, intention, coercion, unjust enrichment, the rule of law, law and society, and Kantian legal philosophy. Together, the essays provide an in-depth introduction to philosophical and legal theory, and a critical overview of the basic theoretical concepts, theories, topics, philosophical issues, and themes that now feature in the law school and undergraduate legal studies curricula.
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Table of contents

List of Contributors xi Preface xiv Introduction 1 Part I: Areas of Law 7 1 Property Law 9 Jeremy Waldron 2 Contract 29 Peter Benson 3 Tort Law 64 Stephen R. Perry 4 Criminal Law 90 Leo Katz 5 Public International Law 103 Philip Bobbitt 6 Constitutional Law and Religion 119 Perry Dane 7 Constitutional Law and Interpretation 132 Philip Bobbitt 8 Constitutional Law and Privacy 145 Anita L. Allen 9 Constitutional Law and Equality 160 Maimon Schwarzschild 10 Evidence 177 John Jackson and Sean Doran 11 Interpretation of Statutes 188 William N. Eskridge, Jr. 12 Confl ict of Laws 197 Perry Dane Part II: Contemporary Schools and Perspectives 209 13 Natural Law Theory 211 Brian Bix 14 Legal Positivism 228 Jules L. Coleman and Brian Leiter 15 American Legal Realism 249 Brian Leiter 16 Critical Legal Studies 267 Guyora Binder 17 Postrealism and Legal Process 279 Neil Duxbury 18 Feminist Jurisprudence 290 Patricia Smith 19 Law and Economics 299 Jon Hanson, Kathleen Hanson, and Melissa Hart 20 Legal Formalism 327 Ernest J. Weinrib 21 German Legal Philosophy and Theory in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 339 Alexander Somek 22 Marxist Theory of Law 350 Alan Hunt 23 Deconstruction 361 Jack M. Balkin 24 Law and Society 368 Brian Z. Tamanaha 25 Postmodernism 381 Dennis Patterson 26 Kantian Legal Philosophy 392 Arthur Ripstein 27 Legal Pragmatism 406 Richard Warner Part III: Topics and Disciplines 415 28 Law and Its Normativity 417 Roger A. Shiner 29 Law and Literature 446 Thomas Morawetz 30 The Duty to Obey the Law 457 M. B. E. Smith 31 Legal Enforcement of Morality 467 Kent Greenawalt 32 Indeterminacy 479 Lawrence B. Solum 33 Precedent 493 Larry Alexander 34 Punishment and Responsibility 504 George P. Fletcher 35 Loyalty 513 George P. Fletcher 36 Coherence 521 Ken Kress 37 The Welfare State 539 Sanford Levinson 38 Legal Scholarship 548 Edward L. Rubin 39 Authority of Law 559 Vincent A. Wellman 40 Analogical Reasoning 571 Jefferson White 41 Risk 578 John Oberdiek 42 Regulatory Theory 590 Matthew D. Adler 43 Methodology 607 Andrew Halpin 44 Overcriminalization 621 Douglas Husak 45 Intention 632 Kimberly Kessler Ferzan 46 Coercion 642 Grant Lamond 47 Unjust Enrichment 654 Ernest J. Weinrib 48 The Ideal of the Rule of Law 666 Andrei Marmor Index 675
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" This is an outstanding collection of essays on the most important, fundamental concepts of law and legal theory...Recommended for any undergraduate student in this area or for any thinking person who wants to know more about the law and its reasons for being." ( M/C Reviews , February 2011)
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"This is an outstanding collection of essays on the mostimportant, fundamental concepts of law and legaltheory...Recommended for any undergraduate student in this area orfor any thinking person who wants to know more about the law andits reasons for being." ( M/C Reviews, February 2011)
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About Dennis Patterson

Dennis Patterson is Professor of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and is Board of Governors Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law (Camden, NJ). He is also Professor of Jurisprudence and International Trade at Swansea University, Wales. He has written widely in the philosophy of law and international trade law. His books include Law and Truth (1996), Mind, Meaning and Law (2008), and most recently The New Global Trading Order (2008) with Ari Afilalo.
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