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

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Patrick Hayden
Peter Lang, 1999 - Law - 364 pages
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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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Contents

Selections from the Politics
43
Selections from the Summa Theologica
77
PART
97
Selections from the Leviathan
115
Selections from The Second Treatise on Civil Government
143
Selections from The Spirit of the Laws
173
Selections from The Social Contract
205
The Principles of Political Right
229
Selections from the Philosophy of Right
245
Selections from The Principles of Morals and Legislation
269
PART THREE
293
On the Internal Relation Between the Rule of Law and Democracy
327
Index
363
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