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Law, philosophy of

Law has been a significant topic for philosophical discussion since its beginnings. Attempts to discover the principles of cosmic order, and to discover or secure the principles of ...

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Global Justice

For introductions to the current debate on global justice, the obvious entries to start with are Simon Caney’s Global Justice, recent work on and Charles Beitz’s International Relations, ...

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Aquinas, Thomas (1224/6–74)

Aquinas lived an active, demanding academic and ecclesiastical life that ended while he was still in his forties. He nonetheless produced many works, varying in length from a ...

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Weyr, František (1879–1951)

František (Franz) Weyr was Professor in Legal Philosophy and Public Law in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and a main author of the Czechoslovakian Constitution of 1920. His influence on Czechoslovakian ...

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Wróblewski, Jerzy (1926–90)

Jerzy Wróblewski was a leading representative of analytical legal theory in Poland in the second half of the twentieth century. Leon Petrażycki and the school of logical thought ...

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Dworkin, Ronald (1931–2013)

Ronald Dworkin’s early, highly controversial, thesis that there are right answers in hard cases in law, coupled with his attack on the idea that law is simply a ...

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Schmitt, Carl (1888–1985)

Carl Schmitt was a conservative critic of the Weimar Republic’s liberal-democratic constitution. After Hitler’s rise to power, he allied himself briefly to Nazism, and despite having fallen from ...

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Law and morality

Within the tradition of natural law thinking which finds its roots in the philosophies of Aristotle and Aquinas, the political community has generally been understood in terms of ...

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Causation in the law

Causal language is pervasive in the law, especially in those areas, such as contract law, tort law and criminal law, that deal with legal responsibility for the adverse ...

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Beccaria, Cesare Bonesana (1738–94)

Best known for writing Dei Delitti e delle Pene (On Crimes and Punishments), Beccaria was a leading figure of the Milanese Enlightenment who also wrote about political economy ...

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Legal positivism, inclusive versus exclusive

Modern legal positivism views law as a human creation; the existence and content of law are, fundamentally, matters of social fact. This is usually termed ‘the social thesis’. ...

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Contract law, theories of

Theories of contract law seek to articulate general principles and values underpinning the complex rules of contract law. Some theorists view contract law as simply concerned to facilitate ...

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Coase, Ronald H. (1910–)

Coase’s work reshaped the economic analysis of law and government policy, and began the law-and-economics movement. His writings, over the course of decades, have consistently emphasized the importance ...

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Hale, Robert Lee (1884–1969)

Hale was an important figure in both the American legal realist movement and the looser association of Institutional and Progressive economists writing in the first part of the ...

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Williams, Glanville Llewellyn (1911–97)

Once said by the criminologist Sir Leon Radzinowicz to have been ‘Jeremy Bentham’s only legitimate descendant’, Glanville Williams was one of the best known and most prolific and ...

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Justice, corrective

In his treatment of justice Aristotle articulated a contrast between two forms of justice, corrective and distributive. The former deals with the rectification of an injustice inflicted by ...

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International law, philosophy of

The philosophy of international law has a long history, reaching back on some accounts beyond the Medieval period to late Hellenistic philosophy. In the twentieth century work in ...

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Paternalism

Restriction of people’s liberty of action is paternalistic when it is imposed for the good of those whose liberty is restricted and against their will. The argument in ...

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Pornography

There are three main questions about pornography. (1) How is pornography to be defined? Some definitions include the contention that it is morally wrong, while others define it ...

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Pornography

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There are three main questions about pornography. (1) How is pornography to be defined? Some definitions include the contention that it is morally wrong, while others define it ...

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Human rights

Human rights are rights ascribed to human beings simply as human beings. While people may possess some rights only if they occupy a special position or role, such ...

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Human rights

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Human rights have traditionally been conceived as rights that people possess merely in virtue of being human. People may possess other rights if and because they possess a ...

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Crime and punishment

An account of how state punishment can be justified requires an account of the state, as having the authority to punish, and of crime, as that which is ...

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Critical Legal Studies

Critical Legal Studies first developed in the USA in the latter half of the 1970s. Drawing on the political inspiration of the contemporary New Left, it was an ...

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Legal evidence and inference

In the field of law there is a rich legacy of scholarship and experience regarding the properties, uses and discovery of evidence in inferential reasoning tasks. Over the ...

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