- Suri Ratnapala.
- Third edition.
- Cambridge ; New York ; Port Melbourne ; Delhi ; Singapore : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- x, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Ratnapala, Suri, 1947- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-447) and index.
- British legal positivism : philosophical roots and command theories
- Herbert Hart's new beginning and new questions
- Germanic legal positvism : Hans Kelsen's quest for the pure theory of law
- Realism in legal theory
- Natural law tradition from antiquity to the Enlightenment
- John Finnis' restatement of classical natural law
- Separation of law and mortality
- Sociological jurisprudence and sociology of law
- Radical jurisprudence : challenges to liberal legal theory
- Economic analysis of law
- Evolutionary jurisprudence
- Fundamental legal conceptions : the building blocks of legal norms
- Publisher's Summary
- The third edition of Jurisprudence offers a logically structured, comprehensive, well-researched and accessible overview of legal theory and philosophy. Written primarily for undergraduate students, it examines and demystifies the discipline's major ideas, and promotes a richer understanding of the social, moral and economic dimensions of the law. By locating the major traditions of jurisprudence within the history of ideas, the author deepens students' understanding of the perennial debates about the nature and function of law and its relation to justice. Fully revised and updated, with new materials on all topics, Suri Ratnapala's Jurisprudence remains an essential text for students and researchers of jurisprudence and legal theory.
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- 9781316621172 paperback
- 1316621170 paperback
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