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By Martin P. Golding, William A. Edmundson

Written through a world meeting of distinct philosophers and felony theorists, The Blackwell advisor to the Philosophy of legislation and felony thought brings into concentration the imperative modern issues and concerns within the sector. all the 23 essays accommodates crucial historical past fabric and advances key arguments. themes comprise criminal positivism, ordinary legislation conception, severe criminal concept, American criminal Realism, feminist felony thought, felony legislations, agreement legislation, tort legislation, facts, legal responsibility, theories of rights, punishment, felony reasoning, objectivity, theories of legislations, continental views on legislations, etc.

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Simmons, A. John. 1979. Moral Principles and Political Obligations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Smith, M. B. E. 1973. Is there a prima facie obligation to obey the law? Yale Law Journal 82: 950–76. Soper, Philip. 1983. Legal theory and the problem of definition. University of Chicago Law Review 50: 1170–200. Soper, Philip. 1987. Choosing a legal theory on moral grounds. Social Philosophy and Policy 4: 31–48. Thompson, Michael. 1995. The representation of life. ), Virtues and Reasons.

Soper, Philip. 1987. Choosing a legal theory on moral grounds. Social Philosophy and Policy 4: 31–48. Thompson, Michael. 1995. The representation of life. ), Virtues and Reasons. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 247–96. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Legal Positivism Brian H.

According to this line of argument, once we see that some legal systems or individual legal norms have functions, and see what those functions are, we should recognize that those systems and norms have nondefectiveness conditions that include the presence of reasons for action. One might worry that this sort of argument for the natural law thesis is doomed to triviality: what could be easier, one might ask, than to assign a morally charged function to law, and then, on the basis of such an --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark C.

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