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Jurisprudence (3ed)

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The third edition of Jurisprudence offers a logically structured, comprehensive, well-researched and accessible overview of legal theory and philosophy.

Written primarily for undergraduate students, it examines and demystifies the discipline's major ideas, and promotes a richer understanding of the social, moral and economic dimensions of the law. By locating the major traditions of jurisprudence within the history of ideas, the author deepens students' understanding of the perennial debates about the nature and function of law and its relation to justice.

Fully revised and updated, with new materials on all topics, Suri Ratnapala's Jurisprudence remains an essential text for students and researchers of jurisprudence and legal theory.

  • Logically structured, comprehensive, well-researched and accessible overview of legal theory and philosophy
  • Highly readable text written in engaging prose which locates the major traditions of jurisprudence within the history of ideas
  • Fully revised and updated, with new materials on all topics

Contents:

1. Introduction

Part 1. Law As It Is:
2. British legal positivism: Philosophical roots and command theories
3. Herbert Hart's new beginning and new questions
4. Germanic legal positivism: Hans Kelsen's quest for the pure theory of law
5. Realism in legal theory
Part 2. Law and Morality:
6. Natural law tradition from antiquity to the Enlightenment
7. John Finnis' restatement of classical natural law
8. Separation of law and morality
Part 3. Social Dimensions of Law:
9. Sociological jurisprudence and sociology of law
10. Radical jurisprudence: Challenges to liberal legal theory
11. Economic analysis of law
12. Evolutionary jurisprudence
Part IV. Rights and Justice:
13. Fundamental legal conceptions: The building blocks of legal norms
14. Justice.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316621172
Author(s) Ratnapala, Suri
Edition 3
Format Pb
Publication Date 30/10/2017