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Legal Philosophies
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"A wide range of issues and topics in the jurisprudential field is discussed in this book. It concentrates particularly on recent legal theorists such as Rawls and Dworking, whose work is highly sophisticated and can be difficult to grasp. Harris: Legal Philosophies is designed to make such modern legal theories accessible to the beginner, while at the same time stimulating the reader to further consideration of the subject. This edition includes developments in the jurisprudential literature, including critical legal studies, Marxist legal theory and the economic analysis of law."
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1. What is jurisprudence about? ; 2. Natural law and moral truth ; 3. The command theory of law ; 4. Utilitarianism and the economic analysis of law ; 5. Punishment ; 6. Kelson's pure theory of law ; 7. Legal concepts ; 8. Legal realism and critical legal studies ; 9. Hart's concept of law ; 10. Freedom and the enforcement of morals ; 11. The morality of law and the rule of law ; 12. Statutory interpretation ; 13. Precedent ; 14. Dworkin's rights thesis ; 15. Legal reasoning ; 16. The duty to obey the law ; 17. The historical school and non-state law ; 18. Sociological jurisprudence ; 19. Law, social theory and Marxist jurisprudence ; 20. Justice: liberal, communitarian and feminist ; Index

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The Late J.W. Harris, BCL, MA, PhD, former Professor of Law at the University of Oxford, Fellow of Keble College, Oxford

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