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New and Published Books

  1. Justice as Attunement

    Transforming Constitutions in Law, Literature, Economics and the Rest of Life

    By Richard Dawson

    The meaning of an expression resides not in the expression itself but in the experience of a person’s engagement with it. Meaning will be different not only to different people but also to the same person at different times. This book offers a way of attending to these different meanings. This way...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Evil and Moral Psychology

    By Peter Brian Barry

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    This book examines what makes someone an evil person and how evil people are different from merely bad people. Rather than focusing on the "problem of evil" that occupies philosophers of religion, Barry looks instead to moral psychology—the intersection of ethics and psychology. He provides...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Exemplarity and Singularity

    Thinking through Particulars in Philosophy, Literature, and Law

    Edited by Michele Lowrie, Susanne Lüdemann

    Series: Discourses of Law

    This book pursues a strand in the history of thought – ranging from codified statutes to looser social expectations – that uses particulars, more specifically examples, to produce norms. Much intellectual history takes ancient Greece as a point of departure. But the practice of exemplarity is...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Hate Speech Law

    A Philosophical Examination

    By Alex Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity,...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Zizek and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The very first book dedicated to Slavoj Zizek’s theoretical treatment of law, this book gathers widely recognized Zizek scholars as well as legal theorists to offer a sustained analysis of the place of law in Zizek’s work. Whether it is with reference to symbolic law, psychoanalytical law,...

    Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedom

    By Stephen Connelly

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    Against jurisprudential reductions of Spinoza’s thinking to a kind of eccentric version of Hobbes, this book argues that Spinoza’s theory of natural right contains an important idea of absolute freedom, which would be inconceivable within Hobbes’ own schema. Spinoza famously thought that the...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Birkbeck Law Press

  7. The Self, Ethics & Human Rights

    By Joseph Indaimo

    This book explores how the notion of human identity informs the ethical goal of justice in human rights. Within the modern discourse of human rights, the issue of identity has been largely neglected. However, within this discourse lies a conceptualisation of identity that was derived from a...

    Published January 13th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn

    The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology

    Edited by Mireille Hildebrandt, Katja De Vries

    Privacy, Due process and the Computational Turn: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology engages with the rapidly developing computational aspects of our world including data mining, behavioural advertising, iGovernment, profiling for intelligence, customer relationship management,...

    Published January 7th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Children

    Rights and Childhood, 3rd Edition

    By David Archard

    Children: Rights and Childhood is widely regarded as the first book to offer a detailed philosophical examination of children’s rights. David Archard provides a clear and accessible introduction to a topic that has assumed increasing relevance since the book’s ?rst publication. Divided clearly into...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Spatial Justice

    Body, Lawscape, Atmosphere

    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    Series: Space, Materiality and the Normative

    There can be no justice that is not spatial. Against a recent tendency to despatialise law, matter, bodies and even space itself, this book insists on spatialising them, arguing that there can be neither law nor justice that are not articulated through and in space. Spatial Justice presents a new...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Genealogies of Legal Vision
    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert
    To Be Published June 8th 2015
  2. Bruno Latour: The Normativity of Networks
    By Kyle McGee
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  3. Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives
    Edited by Tom Frost
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  4. Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy
    Edited by Maria Drakopoulou
    To Be Published July 7th 2015
  5. Testimony: A Philosophical Introduction
    By Joseph Shieber
    To Be Published July 21st 2015

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