Jurisprudence

Author: George C. Christie
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314170736
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This book is designed for use in courses in law schools and university departments of philosophy. It can serve as a text for basic and ad-vanced courses and seminars. Readings include excerpts of classic works of Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Hobbes, Kant, Bentham, and Aus-tin. Provided also are excerpts from standard works of twentieth cen-tury philosophers. The book explores contemporary legal discourse with readings on topics such as sociobiology, Islamic law, the legal process school, legal feminism, and critical legal studies. It reprints leading cases on natural rights/human rights and readings from on-line blogs, op-ed essays, news stories and internet publications.

Law Truth And Reason

Author: Raimo Siltala
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400718722
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This book is an innovative contribution to analytical jurisprudence. It is mainly based on the distinct premises of linguistic philosophy and Carnapian semantics, but also addresses the issues of institutional philosophy, social pragmatism, and legal principles as envisioned by Dworkin, among others. Wróblewski ́s three ideologies (bound/free/legal and rational) and Makkonen ́s three situations (isomorphic/semantically vague/normative gap) of judicial decision-making are further developed by means of 10 frames of legal analysis as discerned by the author. With the philosophical theories of truth serving as a reference, the frames of legal analysis include the isomorphic theory of law (Wittgenstein, Makkonen), the coherence theory of law (Alexy, Peczenik, Dworkin), the new rhetoric and legal argumentation theory (Perelman, Aarnio), social consequentialism (Posner), natural law theory (Fuller, Finnis), and the sequential model of legal reasoning by Neil MacCormick and the Bielefelder Kreis. At the end, some key issues of legal metaphysics are addressed, like the notion of legal systematics and the future potential of the analytical approach in jurisprudence.

The Law Of Domestic Relations In The United States

Author: Homer Harrison Clark
Publisher: West Group
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Antenuptial Agreements; Marriage; Suit to Annul; Illegitimate Child; Contraception, Sterilization and Abortion; Support Obligations in the Family; Legal Position of Married Women; Legal Disabilities of Minors; Care, Education and Supervision of Children; Tort Liability Within the Family; Protection for Rights of Consortium; Jurisdiction for Divorce, Alimony and Custody; Divorce-Grounds and Defenses; Divorce Procedure; Division of Property on Divorce; Alimony: Temporary and Permanent; Child Support Orders in Divorce Decrees; Separation Agreements; Custody of Children; Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption.