Philosophical Perspectives on Law and Politics

Philosophical Perspectives on Law and Politics : Readings from Plato to Derrida

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Philosophical Perspectives on Law and Politics collects together some of the most significant writings by leading classical, modern, and contemporary philosophers. Consisting of original and substantial selections, the works gathered in this volume focus on the theoretical and normative issues raised by the intersection of law and politics. The authors are drawn from a variety of philosophical traditions, and reflect a wide range of opinion. Students, researchers, and nonspecialists will find this a convenient and useful guide to past and present debates in the interpretation of law and politics.
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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 19.05mm | 500g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • Neuausg.
  • 0820442828
  • 9780820442822

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"This book brings together some of the most important philosophical writings on politics and law from Plato and Kant to Habermas and Derrida. The excerpts...are both accessible to modern readers and provocative in their content. 'Philosophical Perspectives on Law and Politics' offers a collection of fifteen wisely selected readings and I believe it deserves a place on the bookshelves of every student of law, politics, and philosophy." (Paul Voice, Dept. of Philosophy, University of South Africa)
"A valuable collection of thought on some of the most pressing problems facing students of politics, philosophy, law, development, and human rights. This book conveniently places in one collection some of the most important and interesting commentators on human society, philosophy, law, and human rights. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in engaging in some of the most pressing issues facing human society at the end of the twentieth century - issues with which this collection reminds us, human beings have grappled with for centuries, and with which we will assuredly continue to grapple into the next century and beyond." (Ronald C. Slye, Seattle University, School of Law)
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About Professor Patrick Hayden

The Editor: Patrick Hayden is the author of Multiplicity and Becoming: The Pluralist Empiricism of Gilles Deleuze (Peter Lang, 1998), and articles on contemporary philosophy, ethics, and political theory.
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