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Forthcoming Philosophy of Law Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Althusser and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Althusser and Law is the first book specifically dedicated to the place of law in Louis Althusser’s philosophy. The growing importance of Althusser’s philosophy in contemporary debates on the left has - for practical and political, as well theoretical reasons - made a sustained&...

    To Be Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Nonsense upon Stilts (Routledge Revivals)

    Bentham, Burke and Marx on the Rights of Man

    By Jeremy Waldron

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In Nonsense upon Stilts¸ first published in 1987, Waldron includes and discusses extracts from three classic critiques of the idea of natural rights embodied in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. Each text is prefaced by an historical introduction and an analysis of its main...

    To Be Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Mental as Physical

    By Edgar Wilson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Mind

    The central theme of this impressively argued study is that the mental and physical are identical. Drawing heavily on recent scientific research into the mind-brain relationship, Dr Wilson argues that human mentality, rationality and purposefulness are phenomena which come within the compass of...

    To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Children

    Rights and Childhood, 3rd Edition

    By David Archard

    Children: Rights and Childhood is widely regarded as the ?rst 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...

    To Be Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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,...

    To Be Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Genealogies of Legal Vision

    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert

    Series: Discourses of Law

    This collection focuses on the history of legal emblems and the genealogy of law’s visual structures. The growing interest in law and the visual has tended to focus in a somewhat lazy fashion upon film and law, rather than addressing the actual history of law’s regimes of visual control. But early...

    To Be Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Strange Gods

    Legal Theology in a Modern Age

    By Peter Fitzpatrick

    Strange Gods provides a genealogy of modern law as a secular theology, calling into question the received ideas that modern law is radically different from its religious antecedents, and that modernity involved a repudiation of theological concepts. Peter Fitzpatrick charts the lineage of...

    To Be Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Lex Amicitia: An Anthropology of the Law of Amity

    By Peter Goodrich

    Lex Amicitia draws a long history of the law of friendship – from Aristotle to Derrida – into a contemporary context: scouring the backrooms, bars and ill-lit alcoves, the corridors and side-rooms where the interior engine of institutional decisions operates. The intimate public sphere is fueled by...

    To Be Published January 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    To Be Published January 15th 2015 by Birkbeck Law Press