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Published: 10 March 2016

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780199677474

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The Functions of Law

Kenneth M. Ehrenberg

  • Examines the functions of law, arguing that it is a tool created by people to serve the purpose of creating new statuses that alter their rights and responsibilities toward each other, while harmonizing this with other understandings of law's functions
  • Reviews major theories of legal philosophy to examine their treatment of the functions of law, while offering a novel understanding of its ontology
  • Advances a theoretical justification for the importance of both conceptual and empirical work in the study of human legal activity