Philosophy of Law

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Joel Feinberg, Jules L. Coleman
Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004 - Law - 894 pages
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This leading anthology contains legal cases and essays written by the finest scholars in legal philosophy, representing all major points of view on central topics in philosophy of law. Its primary focus is to relate traditional themes of legal philosophy to the concerns of modern society in a way that invigorates one and illuminates the other. This classic text is distinguished by its clarity, balance of topics, balance of substantive positions on controversial questions, topical relevance, imaginative use of cases and stories, and the inclusion of only lightly edited or untouched classics. This revision is distinguished in its inclusion of many articles relevant to women's issues and a greater emphasis on concrete legal problems.

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Everything an undergrad would need and a valuable reference for anyone interested in Law theory. Feinberg and Coleman are at the forefront of their field. Read full review

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Contents

Positivism and Its Critics
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A Hart A More Recent Positivist Conception of Law
36
A Hart Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals
51
Copyright

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Joel Feinberg (Professor Emeritus, late of University of Arizona) was widely recognized as one of America's leading political and social philosophers. Acclaimed both for his ground-breaking scholarship and his exemplary teaching skills, Feinberg published widely on topics such as individual rights, legal theory, capital punishment, the treatment of the mentally ill, civil disobedience, and environmental ethics. Before joining the University of Arizona faculty, he taught at Brown, Princeton, and Rockefeller universities. Feinberg was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1987-88 to work in Japan and served as chairman of the National Board of Officers in the American Philosophical Association in the mid-1980s. Some of the royalties from Reason and Responsibility have been used to establish the Regents Professor Joel Feinberg Dissertation Fellowship in Philosophy at the University of Arizona.

Jules Coleman is Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence and Philosophy, Yale University. He is the editor of the Journal of Legal Theory.

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