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A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

Second edition

Edited by Dennis Patterson

Wiley-Blackwell, 2010


D. Patterson, A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal TheoryThe articles in this new edition of 'A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory' have been updated throughout, and the addition of ten new articles ensures that the volume continues to offer the most up-to-date coverage of  current thinking in legal philosophy.

It represents the definitive handbook of philosophy of law and contemporary legal theory, invaluable to anyone with an interest in legal philosophy

It now features ten entirely new articles, covering the areas of risk, regulatory theory, methodology, overcriminalization, intention, coercion, unjust enrichment, the rule of law, law and society, and Kantian legal philosophy

Essays are written by an international team of leading scholars







Table of Contents

Part I: Areas of Law

1. Property Law (Jeremy Waldron)

2. Contract (Peter Benson)

3. Tort Law (Stephen R. Perry)

4. Criminal law (Leo Katz)

5. Public international law (Philip Bobbitt)

6. Constitutional law and religion (Perry Dane)

7. Constitutional law and interpretation (Philip Bobbitt)

8. Constitutional law and privacy (Anita L. Allen)

9. Constitutional law and equality (Maimon Schwarzschild)

10. Evidence (John Jackson and Sean Doran)

11. Interpretation of statutes (William N. Eskridge, Jr.)

12. Conflict of laws (Perry Dane)

Part II: Contemporary Schools and Perspectives

13. Natural law theory (Brian Bix)

14. Legal positivism (Jules L. Coleman)

15. American Legal realism (Brian Leiter)

16. Critical legal studies (Guyora Binder)

17. Postrealism and legal process (Neil Duxbury)

18. Feminist jurisprudence (Patricia Smith)

19. Law and economics (Jon D. Hanson, Kathleen Hanson and Melissa R. Hart)

20. Legal formalism (Ernest J. Weinrib)

21. German legal philosophy and theory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Alexander Somek)

22. Marxist theory of law (Alan Hunt)

23. Deconstruction (Jack M. Balkin)

24. Law and society (Brian Z. Tamanaha)

25. Postmodernism (Dennis Patterson)

26. Kantian legal philosophy (Arthur Ripstein)

27. Legal pragmatism (Richard Warner)

Part III: Topics and Disciplines

28. Law and Its Normativity (Roger A. Shiner)

29. Law and Literature (Thomas Morawetz)

30. The Duty to Obey the Law (M. B. E. Smith)

31. Legal Enforcement of Morality (Kent Greenawalt)

32. Indeterminacy (Lawrence B. Solum)

33. Precedent (Larry Alexander)

34. Punishment and Responsibility (George P. Fletcher)

35. Loyalty (George P. Fletcher)

36. Coherence (Ken Kress)

37. The Welfare State (Sanford Levinson)

38. Legal Scholarship (Edward L. Rubin)

39. Authority of Law (Vincent A. Wellman)

40. Analogical Reasoning (Jefferson White)

41. Risk: John Oberdiek (Rutgers University)

42. Regulatory Theory (Matthew D. Adler)

43. Methodology (Andrew Halpin)

44. Overcriminalization (Douglas Husak)

45. Intention (Kimberly Kessler Ferzan)

46. Coercion (Grant Lamond)

47. Unjust Enrichment (Ernest J. Weinrib)


48. The Ideal of the Rule of Law (Andrei Marmor)


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