The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

Editor(s): Martin P. Golding, William A. Edmundson

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631228318

Online ISBN: 9780470690116

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690116

About this Book

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory is a handy guide to the state of play in contemporary philosophy of law and legal theory.


  • Comprises 23 essays critical essays on the central themes and issues of the philosophy of law today, written by an international assembly of distinguished philosophers and legal theorists
  • Each essay incorporates essential background material on the history and logic of the topic, as well as advancing the arguments
  • Represents a wide variety of perspectives on current legal theory

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Contending Schools of Thought

  2. Part II: Doctrinal Domains and Their Philosophical Foundations

  3. Part III: Perennial Topics

  4. Part IV: Continental Perspectives

  5. Part V: Methodological Concerns

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