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Arguing About Law : Introduction to Legal Philosophy - 2nd edition

Arguing About Law : Introduction to Legal Philosophy (ISBN10: 0534543529; ISBN13: 9780534543525)
ISBN13: 978-0534543525
ISBN10: 0534543529

Summary: Using the rule of law as its main theme, this text shows how abstract questions and concepts of legal philosophy are connected to concrete legal, political, and social issues. The text addresses several modern controversies and challenges students to consider both sides of an argument, using sound, reasoned thinking.

Features:
  • Covers the latest developments in feminist jurisprudence and
    critical legal studies.
  • Table of arguments in Chapter One summarizes arguments and counter-arguments on contentious issues.
  • Gives a straightforward explanation of the various aspects of Ronald Dworkin's theory of law (in Chs. 2, 3, and 8).
  • Chapter One updated to include coverage of impeachment and scandal, the independent counsel controversy, and the impeachment trial of President Clinton.
  • New chapter, "Race and the Law," covers race in America, affirmative action, crime, and discrimination.
  • Discussion questions now guided at the end of each chapter.
...show more
Summary: Using the rule of law as its main theme, this text shows how abstract questions and concepts of legal philosophy are connected to concrete legal, political, and social issues. The text addresses several modern controversies and challenges students to consider both sides of an argument, using sound, reasoned thinking.

Features:
  • Covers the latest developments in feminist jurisprudence and critical legal studies.
  • Table of arguments in Chapter One summarizes arguments and counter-arguments on contentious issues.
  • Gives a straightforward explanation of the various aspects of Ronald Dworkin's theory of law (in Chs. 2, 3, and 8).
  • Chapter One updated to include coverage of impeachment and scandal, the independent counsel controversy, and the impeachment trial of President Clinton.
  • New chapter, "Race and the Law," covers race in America, affirmative action, crime, and discrimination.
  • Discussion questions now guided at the end of each chapter.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Year Published: 2001
International: No

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