He specializes in the philosophy of law and social, moral and political philosophy. He received a J. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
Academic Skip to main content. Choose your country or region Close. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online - view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. Philosophical Foundations of the Nature of Law Edited by Wil Waluchow and Stefan Sciaraffa Philosophical Foundations of Law Provides an overview of important new developments in philosophical thinking about the nature and function of law Examines how contemporary developments in transnational law impact traditional philosophical explanations of law's nature Analyses the place of coercion in the theory of law, a neglected topic in contemporary legal philosophy Challenges the traditional aims and methods of general jurisprudence, offering new avenues for future work.
In addition to analytic jurisprudence, legal philosophy is also concerned with normative theories of law.
What moral or political theories provide a foundation for the law? Three approaches have been influential in contemporary moral and political philosophy, and these approaches are reflected in normative theories of law:. There are many other normative approaches to the philosophy of law, including critical legal studies and libertarian theories of law.
Philosophers of law are also concerned with a variety of philosophical problems that arise in particular legal subjects, such as constitutional law , Contract law, Criminal law , and Tort law. Thus, philosophy of law addresses such diverse topics as theories of contract law , theories of criminal punishment, theories of tort liability, and the question of whether judicial review is justified.
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