Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction by Raymond Wacks - PDF and EPUB eBook
This lively and accessible introduction to the social, moral, and cultural foundations of law takes a broad scope- spanning...
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Details of Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction
- Exact title of the book
- Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction
- Book series
- Very Short Introductions
- Book author
- Raymond Wacks
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 127 pages
- June 22nd 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
- File size (in PDF)
- 508 kB
Some brief overview of book
This lively and accessible introduction to the social, moral, and cultural foundations of law takes a broad scope- spanning philosophy, law, politics, and economics, and discussing a range of topics including women's rights, racism, the environment, and recent international issues such as the war in Iraq and the treatment of terror suspects. Revealing the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, Raymond Wacks explores the notion of law and its role in our lives. Referring to key thinkers from the classical world to the modern, he looks at the central questions behind legal theory that have always fascinated lawyers and philosophers, as well as anyone who ever wondered about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.
About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.