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Author Tebbit, Mark, 1950-

Title Philosophy of law : an introduction / Mark Tebbit
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2000


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Description xi, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. What is the law? -- 1. The meaning of law: traditional interpretations -- 2. The idea of law in the modern age -- 3. Modern positivism and its critics -- 4. Contemporary theories of law -- Pt. II. The reach of the law -- 5. Authority and obligation -- 6. Legal and moral rights -- 7. Liberty, privacy and tolerance -- Pt. III. Criminal responsibility and punishment -- 8. Responsibility and guilt -- 9. Insanity and diminished responsibility -- 10. Theories of punishment
Summary "Philosophy of Law: An Introduction is a guide for all philosophy and law students who are setting out on a course on the philosophy of law or jurisprudence for the first time. The book assumes no prior knowledge of philosophy or law and offers a sound footing in the fundamental issues traditionally debated by philosophers and legal theorists."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-193) and index
Subject Law -- Philosophy.
LC no. 99046402
ISBN 0415135249 hardback
0415135257 paperback