The Law in Philosophical Perspectives

The Law in Philosophical Perspectives : My Philosophy of Law

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In this age of collections that is ours, many volumes of collections are published. They contain contributions of several well-known authors, and their aim is to present a selective overview of a relevant field of study.
This book has the same purpose. Its aim is to introduce students, scholars and all those interested in current problems of legal theory and legal philosophy to the work of the leading scholars in this field. The large number of publications, both books and articles, that have been produced over recent decades makes it quite difficult, however, for those who are making their first steps in this domain to find firm guidelines.
The book is new in its genre because of its method. The choice was made not to reprint an example of contributors' earlier basic articles or a part of one of their books. This would only give a partial view of the rich texture of their work. Rather, the authors were asked to make an original synthesis of their own contributions to the field of legal theory and legal philosophy. Brought together in this volume, they constitute a truly author-ised view of their work.
This book is also new in that each essay is complemented with bibliographical information in order to encourage further research on the author's self-selected work. This will help the reader rapidly to become familiar with the whole of the published work of the contributors.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • XIX, 274 p.
  • 0792357965
  • 9780792357964

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction: The Law in Philosophical Perspectives. My Philosophy of Law; L.J. Wintgens. The Systematisation and Interpretation of Statutes. Some Thoughts on Theoretical and Practical Legal Science; A. Aarnio. My Philosophy of Law: The Institutionalisation of Reason; R. Alexy. My Philosophy of Law; M.P. Golding. Legal Communication in Modern Law and Legal Systems. A Multi-level Approach to the Theory and Philosophy of Law; W. Krawietz. My Philosophy of Law; N. MacCormick. Constructing the Complexity of the Law: Towards a Dialectic Theory; F. Ost, M. van de Kerchove. The Passion for Reason; A. Peczenik. My Philosophy of Law; R.S. Summers. Neo-Institutionalism: My Views on the Philosophy of Law; O. Weinberger.
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