Bentham and the common law tradition

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1986 - Philosophy - 490 pages
This book offers a philosophical interpretation of the historical debate between Bentham and classical Common Law Theory, a debate that is fundamental to philosophical thought and has shaped contemporary conceptions of nature, tasks, and limits of law and adjudication. The author explores the philosophical foundations of Common Law theory, focusing particularly on the writings of Sir Mathew Hale and David Hume.

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Contents

Elements of Classical Common Law Theory
3
Law Social Union and Collective Rationality
39
Law Justice and Human Nature
81
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