Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Description

The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Details

Author(s)
Raymond Wacks
Format
Paperback | 168 pages
Dimensions
115 x 174 x 11mm | 146g
Publication date
01 Dec 2014
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations note
Approximately 15 black and white illustrations
ISBN10
0199687005
ISBN13
9780199687008
Bestsellers rank
54,913