Readings in the Philosophy of Law

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John Arthur, William H. Shaw
Prentice Hall, 1993 - Law - 619 pages
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Designed for a first course in philosophy of law, jurisprudence or legal theory, this revised text contains classical and contemporary readings on a range of key issues in legal theory. Topics range from the nature of law and legal reasoning to specific problems such as entrapment, search and seizure, exclusionary rules, plea bargaining, pre-trial publicity, lawyer's ethics, and the adversary system. Introductions are provided for each topic, and often the first essay provides students with an overvie of the problems that follow.

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Contents

Statutes and the Constitution
19
Statutory Interpretation 32 Law as the Union of Primary and Secondary Rules 108
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Can a Murderer Inherit?
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Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Arthur is professor of philosophy and director of the program in Philosophy, Politics, and Law at Binghamton University.

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