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4. Rights and justice

4. Rights and justice  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0004
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‘Rights and justice’ asks: What is a right? Is there a distinction between my rights as recognized by the law, and rights that I believe I ought to have? It examines the two major theories ... More
3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law

3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0003
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Ronald Dworkin was legal positivism's most tenacious critic. ‘Dworkin: the moral integrity of law’ shows that Dworkin's theory includes not only a stimulating account of law and the legal ... More
5. Law and society

5. Law and society  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0005
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‘Law and society’ examines the sociological approach to law, focusing on the two giants of social theory — Émile Durkheim and Max Weber. It also explains the Marxist materialist account of ... More
1. Natural law

1. Natural law  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0001
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9780199687008
Moral questions pervade our lives; they are the stuff of political, and hence legal, debate. ‘Natural law’ asks: Is there an objectively ascertainable measure of right and wrong, good and ... More
Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.001.0001
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9780199687008
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 ... More

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