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Narratives of Islamic Legal Theory

Rumee Ahmed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640171
eISBN:
9780191738074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640171.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In the critical period when Islamic law first developed, a new breed of jurists developed a genre of legal theory treatises to explore how the fundamental moral teachings of Islam might operate as a ... More


Law, Language, and Legal Determinacy

Brian Bix

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260509
eISBN:
9780191682100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260509.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book discusses the role of language within law, and the role of philosophy of language in understanding the nature of law. The book argues that the major re-thinking of the common and ‘common ... More


About Morality and the Nature of Law

Joseph Raz

in Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562688
eISBN:
9780191705342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562688.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the connection between law and morality. It argues that the denial of necessary connections between law and morality cannot be sustained. However, many of the claims of specific ... More


The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism

Robert P. George (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267904
eISBN:
9780191683404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267904.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This collection of original essays from distinguished legal philosophers offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, an approach to legal theory that continues to ... More


Legal Realism Regained: Saving Realism from Critical Acclaim

Wouter de Been

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756594
eISBN:
9780804787529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756594.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book presents a comparison between the legal realists, a group of pragmatic legal theorists from the 1920s and 1930s, and critical legal studies, a movement of postmodern legal theory during the ... More


The Modern Role of Contract Law

P. S. Atiyah

in Essays on Contract

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254447
eISBN:
9780191681493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254447.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Legal theorists and lawyers tends to ignore the correct definition of the concept of ‘contract’ and assume that there is only one paradigm of contract, with its rules applicable to all cases within ... More


Normal Law, Nearly Just Societies, and Other Myths of Legal Theory 1

David Lyons

in Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662555
eISBN:
9780191754272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662555.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most philosophical work on civil disobedience assumes that peaceful, conscientious but unlawful protest against unjust law requires moral justification, because of a comprehensive moral obligation to ... More


Does Moral Responsibility Promote Respect?

Bruce N. Waller

in Against Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016599
eISBN:
9780262298940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016599.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents more arguments that stem from the systemic assumption of moral responsibility in addition to those already discussed in the previous chapters. The elitism argument is also based ... More


Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept

Brent Nongbri

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154160
eISBN:
9780300154177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154160.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

For much of the past two centuries, religion has been understood as a universal phenomenon, a part of the “natural” human experience that is essentially the same across cultures and throughout ... More


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