Jurisprudence (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, May 5, 2009 - Law
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Jurisprudence is about the nature of law and justice. It embraces studies and theories from a range of disciplines such as history, sociology, political science, philosophy, psychology and even economics. Why do people obey the law? How does law serve society? What is law's relation to morality? What is the nature of rights? This book introduces and critically discusses the major traditions of jurisprudence. Written in a lucid and accessible style, Suri Ratnapala considers a wide range of views, bringing conceptual clarity to the debates at hand. From Plato and Aristotle to the medieval scholastics, from Enlightenment thinkers to postmodernists and economic analysts of law, this important volume examines the great philosophical debates and gives insight into the central questions concerning law and justice.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
PART 1 LAW AS IT IS
19
PART 2 LAW AND MORALITY
117
PART 3 SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF LAW
183
PART 4 RIGHTS AND JUSTICE
293
References
358
Index
366
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About the author (2009)

Suri Ratnapala is Professor of Public Law at the University of Queensland.

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