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Published: 27 February 2014

168 Pages | Approximately 15 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199687008

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Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Raymond Wacks

Very Short Introductions

  • A lively and accessible introduction to the social, moral, and cultural foundations of law
  • Takes a broad scope spanning philosophy, law, politics, economics, and discusses a wide range of topics including women's rights, racism, and the environment
  • Approaches the great debates and controversies with clarity by avoiding technical language
  • Reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Incorporates the highly significant works of Ronald Dworkin, Scott Shapiro, John Finnis, and Neil McCormick
  • Includes a new section on legal realism
  • Includes new material on historical and anthropological jurisprudence
  • Further reading section has been revised and updated