The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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Christopher B. Gray
Taylor & Francis, 1999 - Law - 950 pages
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This volume offers systematic and sustained coverage of the many dimensions of legal thought and gives full expression to the true breadth and depth of the philosophy of law. Coverage includes: the modes of knowing and the kinds of normativity used in the law; studies in international, constitutional, criminal, administrative, persons and property, contracts and tort law including their historical origins and worldwide ramifications; current legal cultures such as common law and civilian, European, and Aboriginal; influential jurisprudents and their biographies; all influential schools and methods; and coverage of all major historical, cultural, and geographical settings for legal philosophy. A thorough understanding of any legal issue necessitates an acquaintance with its antecedents and its corollaries. Thus, added to the consideration of current legal cultures outside of North America are treatments of other periods significant to legal thinking, such as the Hellenistic, the 16th century, or the Federalist.

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About the author (1999)

Christopher Berry Gray is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal. he has also taught at Nazareth College of Kentucky, and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He received his doctorate in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1970, and graduated with a baccalaureate in civil law in 1978, as well as a bachelor's degree in the common law from McGill University in the following year.
Dr. Gray has published more than forty articles and chapters concerning law and philosophy in such journals as the Rechtsphilosophie, Cahiers de droit, Eurocriminology, and Rivista internazionale di filosofia del diritto. He has also published an English translation of Maurice Hauriou's La Science Sociale Traditionnelle (University Press at Ann Arbor), and has edited Philosophical Reflections on the United States Constitution for Edwin Mellen.

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