Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 2

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 2

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Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law is an annual forum for some of the best new philosophical work on law, by both senior and junior scholars from around the world. The essays range widely over issues in general jurisprudence (the nature of law, adjudication, and legal reasoning), the philosophical foundations of specific areas of law (from criminal law to evidence to international law), the history of legal philosophy, and related philosophical topics
that illuminate the problems of legal theory. OSPL will be essential reading for philosophers, academic lawyers, political scientists, and historians of law who wish to keep up with the latest developments in this flourishing field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 144 x 215 x 18mm | 392g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199679835
  • 9780199679836
  • 1,299,884

Table of contents

1. Political Authority and Political Obligation ; 2. How to Hold the Social Fact Thesis: A Reply to Greenberg and Toh ; 3. John Austin on Punishment ; 4. Publicity and the Rule of Law ; 5. Hart and Kelsen on International Law ; 6. Relational Reasons and the Criminal Law ; 7. Fairness and the Justifying Aim of Punishment ; 8. The Embedding Social Context of Promises and Contracts ; 9. Legal Sex
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About Leslie Green

Leslie Green has visited and taught at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Berkeley, Columbia, NYU, Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin. He is now Professor of the Philosophy of Law and Pauline and Max Gordon Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. His research interests include jurisprudence, moral and political philosophy and constitutional theory.

Brian Leiter is Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy (Oxford, 2007) and was for nearly eight years an editor of the journal Legal Theory.
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