Readings in the Philosophy of Law

TitleReadings in the Philosophy of Law
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsArthur, J, Shaw, WH
PublisherPearson Prentice Hall
Abstract

The adversary system and the practice of law – The rule of law – The moral force of law – Statutes – Precedents – Constitutional interpretation – Natural law and legal positivism: classical perspectives – Formalism and legal realism – Morality and the law – International law – Law and economics – The justification of punishment – The rights of defendants – Sentencing – Criminal responsibility – Compensating for private harms: the law of torts – Private ownership: the law of property – Private agreements: the law of contract – Church and state – Personal liberty and privacy – Freedom of speech – Equality.