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Practical Reason in Law and Morality

Neil MacCormick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198268772
eISBN:
9780191713071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268772.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The concept of practical reason is central to contemporary thought on ethics and the philosophy of law — acting well means acting for good reasons. Explaining this requires several stages. How do ... More


Punishment and Freedom

Alan Brudner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199207251
eISBN:
9780191705502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207251.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book sets out a new understanding of the penal law of a liberal legal order. The prevailing view is that the penal law is best understood from the standpoint of a moral theory concerning when it ... More


Individualism: An Essay on the Authority of the European Union

Alexander Somek

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542086
eISBN:
9780191715518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542086.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, EU Law

This new and innovative study explains that a transnational regime is based on a conception of citizenship that is different from the conception underlying a constitutional democracy. Citizens are ... More


The Province of Jurisprudence Democratized

Allan C. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195343250
eISBN:
9780199867752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343250.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book explores the implications of taking a vigorously democratic approach to issues of traditional legal theory. Allan C. Hutchinson introduces the democratic vision and examines the ... More


A Theory of Unborn Life: From Abortion to Genetic Manipulation

Anja J. Karnein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199782475
eISBN:
9780199933297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782475.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In light of new biomedical technologies, such as artificial reproduction, stem cell research, genetic selection and design, the question of what we owe to future persons and unborn life more ... More


Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Matthias Klatt (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This volume gathers leading figures from legal philosophy and constitutional theory to offer a critical examination of the work of Robert Alexy. The chapters explore the issues surrounding the ... More


Crime and Punishment: A Concise Moral Critique

Hyman Gross

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644711
eISBN:
9780191738944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644711.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

It is generally assumed that we are justified in punishing criminals because they have committed a morally wrongful act. Determining when criminal liability should be imposed calls for a moral ... More


In Defense of Legal Positivism: Law Without Trimmings

Matthew H. Kramer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264834
eISBN:
9780191705229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264834.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

As an uncompromising defense of legal positivism, this book insists on the separability of law and morality. After distinguishing among three main dimensions of morality, the book explores a variety ... More


A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society

Brian Z. Tamanaha

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244676
eISBN:
9780191715044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244676.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book provides a theoretical and sociological exploration of the relationship between law and society. Law is generally understood to be a mirror of society — a reflection of its customs and ... More


Engineering Equality: An Essay on European Anti-Discrimination Law

Alexander Somek

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693375
eISBN:
9780191729737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693375.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, EU Law

Anti-discrimination law increasingly appears to occupy the centre of a renewed understanding of solidarity in the European Union. Not only is it, owing to its focus on equal treatment as regards ... More


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