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Published: 01 March 2017

320 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748675517

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Philosophy of International Law

2nd Edition

Anthony Carty

Published by Edinburgh University Press

A fundamental challenge to the foundations of the discipline of international law, this book offers an internal critique of the discipline of international law whilst showing the necessary place for philosophy within this subject area.

New to this Edition:

  • A revised historical introduction, illustrating the significance of late scholastic natural law for the shaping of the beginnings of international law
  • Explains the gradual dominance of legal positivism and pragmatism or professionalism for the contemporary international law scene
  • Debates international law and its application in legal practice and legal personality, the scope of rightful self-defense and use of force
  • Explores various philosophical approaches to international legal order at the moment, such as the analytical school, law and economics, social democratic and Marxist notions of development
  • Uses a newly combined phenomenological, natural law approach, which also works in an Asian-Confucian context

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