The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin

The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin

Author: Wil Waluchow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190466435

Category: Law

Page: 416

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This book assembles leading legal, political, and moral philosophers to examine the legacy of the work of Ronald Dworkin. They provide the most comprehensive critical treatment of Dworkin's accomplishments focusing on his work in all branches of philosophy, including his theory of value, political philosophy, philosophy of international law, and legal philosophy. The book's organizing principle and theme reflect Dworkin's self-conception as a builder of a unified theory of value, and the broad outlines of his system can be found throughout the book. The first section addresses the most abstract and general aspect of Dworkin's work--the unity of value thesis. The second section explores Dworkin's contributions to political philosophy, and discusses a number of political concepts including authority, civil disobedience, the legitimacy of states and the international legal system, distributive justice, collective responsibility, and Dworkin's master value of dignity and the associated values of equal concern and respect. The third section addresses various aspects of Dworkin's general theory of law. The fourth and final section comprises accounts of the structure and defining values of discrete areas of law.

The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin

The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin

Author: Wilfrid J. Waluchow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190466411

Category: Law

Page: 457

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This book comprises sixteen papers selected from the 2014 McMaster University Philosophy of Law Conference (lawconf.mcmaster.ca) on the legacy of Ronald Dworkin (lawconf.mcmaster.ca). These pieces touch upon many aspects of Ronald Dworkin?s wide-ranging contributions to philosophy and jurisprudence, including his theory of value, political philosophy, moral philosophy, philosophy of international law, and legal philosophy. The book?s organizing principle and theme reflects Dworkin?s self-conception as a builder of a unified theory of value. Part I addresses the most abstract and general aspect of Dworkin?s work?the unity of value thesis. Part II comprises works that address themes from Dworkin?s political philosophy, including his discussions of authority, civil disobedience, the legitimacy of states and the international legal system, distributive justice, collective responsibility, and Dworkin?s master value of dignity and the associated values of equality, and respect. Part III addresses various aspects of Dworkin?s general theory of law. Part IV comprises pieces that offer accounts of the structure and defining values of discrete areas of law, including constitutional law, the law of contract, and procedural law.

Readings in the Philosophy of Law - Third Edition

Readings in the Philosophy of Law - Third Edition

Author: Keith C. Culver

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460405703

Category: Law

Page: 514

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Readings in the Philosophy of Law brings together central texts on such topics as legal reasoning, the limits of individual liberty, responsibility and punishment, and international law. The included selections provide superb coverage of both classic and contemporary views, and are edited only lightly to allow readers to grapple with arguments in their original form. Culver and Giudice’s clear, accessible introductions discuss key terms, claims, issues, and points of connection and disagreement. Readings are placed within their historical and social contexts, with analogies and examples emphasizing the continuing relevance of the arguments at issue. This third edition is updated to take account of the rise of legal pluralism, debates over judicial review of constitutional rights, anti-terrorism laws, hate crime, and non-state law at both regional and global levels.

A Theory of Legal Obligation

A Theory of Legal Obligation

Author: Stefano Bertea

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108475105

Category: Law

Page: 379

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Bertea puts forward a comprehensive and original theory of legal obligation, understood as a distinctive legal concept.

The Long Arc of Legality

The Long Arc of Legality

Author: David Dyzenhaus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009058858

Category: Law

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The Long Arc of Legality breaks the current deadlock in philosophy of law between legal positivism and natural law by showing that any understanding of law as a matter of authority must account for the interaction of enacted law with fundamental principles of legality. This interaction conditions law's content so that officials have the moral resources to answer the legal subject's question, 'But, how can that be law for me?' David Dyzenhaus brings Thomas Hobbes and Hans Kelsen into a dialogue with H. L. A. Hart, showing that philosophy of law must work with the idea of legitimate authority and its basis in the social contract. He argues that the legality of international law and constitutional law are integral to the main tasks of philosophy of law, and that legal theory must attend both to the politics of legal space and to the way in which law provides us with a 'public conscience'.

Great Debates in Jurisprudence

Great Debates in Jurisprudence

Author: Nicholas McBride

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781352002430

Category: Law

Page: 284

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This textbook is an ambitious and engaging introduction to the more advanced writings on Jurisprudence, primarily designed to allow students to 'get under the skin' of the topic and begin to build their critical thinking and analysis skills. Each chapter is structured around key questions and debates that provoke deeper thought and, ultimately, a clearer understanding. The aim of the book is therefore not to present a complete overview of theoretical issues in Jurisprudence, but rather to illustrate the current debates which are currently going on among those working in shaping the area. The text features summaries of the views of notable experts on key topics and each chapter ends with a list of guided further reading. A perfect book for students taking a module in jurisprudence, or for those wanting to deepen their knowledge. New to this Edition: - New debates on the nature and legitimacy of global justice, and the binding force of precedent. - Incorporates discussion of new contributions to jurisprudential writing by Mark Greenberg, Scott Hershowitz, David Howarth and Shona Stark, Matthew Kramer, Frederick Schauer, and Jeremy Waldron. - Includes substantially revised chapters on 'The nature of jurisprudence' and 'Morality and rights'

Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

Author: Monica Bhandari

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192519375

Category: Law

Page: 375

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Tax law changes at a startling rate - not only does societal change bring with it demands for change in the tax system, but changes in the political climate will force change, as will many other competing pressures. With this pace of change, it is easy to focus on the practical and forget the core underpinnings of the tax system and their philosophical justifications. Taking a pause to remind ourselves of those principles and how they can operate in the modern tax system is crucial to ensuring that the tax system does not diverge too far from what it should be or could be. It is essential to understand the answers to some of the seemingly basic questions that surround tax before we can even begin to think about what a tax system should look like. This collection brings together major themes and difficult questions in the philosophical foundations of tax law. The chapters consider practical issues such as justification, enforcement, design, and mechanics, and provide a full and coherent analysis of the basis for tax law. Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law allows the reader to consider how tax systems should move forward in the modern world, with a sound philosophical basis, to provide the practical tax system that the state requires and citizens deserve.

Conceptual (Re)Constructions of International Law

Conceptual (Re)Constructions of International Law

Author: Kostiantyn Gorobets

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800373006

Category: Law

Page: 261

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This timely book considers the ways in which international law, unlike domestic law, does not make itself known in a formalized, hierarchical structure, but needs to be conceptually (re)constructed by the participants and observers, out of a variety of practices and other elements. It explores such constructions, as well as how these images can be deconstructed and reconstructed.

Philosophy and International Law

Philosophy and International Law

Author: David Lefkowitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108916202

Category: Law

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In Philosophy and International Law, David Lefkowitz examines core questions of legal and political philosophy through critical reflection on contemporary international law. Is international law really law? The answer depends on what makes law. Does the existence of law depend on coercive enforcement? Or institutions such as courts? Or fidelity to the requirements of the rule of law? Or conformity to moral standards? Answers to these questions are essential for determining the truth or falsity of international legal skepticism, and understanding why it matters. Is international law morally defensible? This book makes a start to answering that question by engaging with recent debates on the nature and grounds of human rights, the moral justifiability of the law of war, the concept of a crime against humanity, the moral basis of universal jurisdiction, the propriety of international law governing secession, and the justice of international trade law.

The Plurality Trilemma

The Plurality Trilemma

Author: David Roth-Isigkeit

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319728568

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to global legal thought. It argues that economic globalization and digitalization have induced significant insecurity about the future of human social organization. While traditional international law as a system based on the consent of national states is in the process of rapid adaptation to its new social preconditions, a variety of transnational regulatory levels compete for legal authority. In this process of change, there is more need than ever to guide the theoretical understanding because academic concepts have a crucial influence on the emerging practice of global law. This book highlights which choices are available and argues that global law requires taking a stand in mutually irreconcilable choices.

Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law

Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law

Author: David Dyzenhaus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191069468

Category: Law

Page: 350

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Constitutional law has been and remains an area of intense philosophical interest, and yet the debate has taken place in a variety of different fields with very little to connect them. In a collection of essays bringing together scholars from several constitutional systems and disciplines, Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law unites the debate in a study of the philosophical issues at the very foundations of the idea of a constitution: why one might be necessary; what problems it must address; what problems constitutions usually address; and some of the issues raised by the administration of a constitutional regime. Although these issues of institutional design are of abiding importance, many of them have taken on new significance in the last few years as law-makers have been forced to return to first principles in order to justify novel practices and arrangements in their constitutional orders. Thus, questions of constitutional 'revolutions', challenges to the demands of the rule of law, and the separation of powers have taken on new and pressing importance. The essays in this volume address these questions, filling the gap in the philosophical analysis of constitutional law. The volume will provoke specialists in philosophy, politics, and law to develop new philosophically grounded analyses of constitutional law, and will be a valuable resource for graduate students in law, politics, and philosophy.

Dimensions of Normativity

Dimensions of Normativity

Author: David Plunkett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190640415

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Understood one way, the branch of contemporary philosophical ethics that goes by the label "metaethics" concerns certain second-order questions about ethics-questions not in ethics, but rather ones about our thought and talk about ethics, and how the ethical facts (insofar as there are any) fit into reality. Analogously, the branch of contemporary philosophy of law that is often called "general jurisprudence" deals with certain second order questions about law- questions not in the law, but rather ones about our thought and talk about the law, and how legal facts (insofar as there are any) fit into reality. Put more roughly (and using an alternative spatial metaphor), metaethics concerns a range of foundational questions about ethics, whereas general jurisprudence concerns analogous questions about law. As these characterizations suggest, the two sub-disciplines have much in common, and could be thought to run parallel to each other. Yet, the connections between the two are currently mostly ignored by philosophers, or at least under-scrutinized. The new essays collected in this book are aimed at changing this state of affairs. Dimensions of Normativity collects together works by metaethicists and legal philosophers that address a number of issues that are of common interest, with the goal of accomplishing a new rapprochement between the two sub-disciplines.