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  1. Law, Psychoanalysis, Society

    Taking the Unconscious Seriously

    By Maria Aristodemou

    'I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' we say in a court of law. 'In a court of law, the truth is precisely what we will not say', says Lacan. ‘If God is dead, everything is permitted’, writes Dostoyevsky. ‘If God is dead, everything is prohibited’, responds Lacan....

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Ethics

    4th Edition

    By Noel Preston

    We encounter ethical challenges on a day to day basis in matters that involve what we call ethical values. Some of these challenges affect us as individuals but seem beyond our power to influence, such as a political decision about whether our nation should go to war. Other momentous ethical...

    Published June 16th 2014 by Federation Press

  3. The Experience of Tragic Judgment

    By Julen Etxabe

    Adjudication between conflicting normative universes that do not share the same vocabulary, standards of rationality, and moral commitments cannot be resolved by recourse to traditional principles. Such cases are always in a sense tragic. And what is called for, in our pluralistic and conflictual...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt

    By Mariano Croce, Andrea Salvatore

    The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt provides a detailed analysis of Schmitt’s institutional theory of law, mainly developed in the books published between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. By reading Schmitt’s overall work through the lens of his institutional turn, the authors...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Re-reading Foucault

    On Law, Power and Rights

    Edited by Ben Golder

    Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights is the first collection in English fully to address the relevance of Michel Foucault’s thought for law. Foucault is the best known and most cited of the late twentieth-century’s ‘theory’ academics. His work continues to animate a range of different...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. New Critical Legal Thinking

    Law and the Political

    Edited by Matthew Stone, Illan rua Wall, Costas Douzinas

    New Critical Legal Thinking articulates the emergence of a stream of critical legal theory which is directly concerned with the relation between law and the political. The early critical legal studies claim that all law is politics is displaced with a different and more nuanced theoretical arsenal....

    Published March 14th 2014 by Birkbeck Law Press

  7. Competing Sovereignties

    By Richard Joyce

    Competing Sovereignties provides a critique of the concept of sovereignty in modernity in light of claims to determine the content of law at the international, national and local levels. In an argument that is illustrated through an analysis of debates over the control of intellectual property law...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Affordable Care Act Decision

    Philosophical and Legal Implications

    Edited by Fritz Allhoff, Mark Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Interest in NFIB v. Sebelius has been extraordinarily high, from as soon as the legislation was passed, through lower court rulings, the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari, and the decision itself, both for its substantive holdings and the purported behind-the-scene dynamics. Legal blogs exploded...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Concept of Injustice

    By Eric Heinze

    This book insists upon a re-thinking of Western theories of Justice. For 2500 years, philosophers have subordinated the concept of injustice to the concept of justice, as if injustice were only a secondary, derivative notion. This book summons literary classics, notably Shakespeare, to argue that...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Distributive Justice

    By Michael Allingham

    This book presents a critical appraisal of the main theories of distributive justice. It develops the view that all such theories, or at least all liberal theories, may be seen as expressions of laissez-faire with compensations for factors that they consider to be morally arbitrary. More precisely...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Self, Ethics & Human Rights
    By Joseph Indaimo
    To Be Published January 19th 2015
  2. Evil and Moral Psychology
    By Peter Brian Barry
    To Be Published January 21st 2015
  3. Justice as Attunement: Transforming Constitutions in Law, Literature, Economics and the Rest of Life
    By Richard Dawson
    To Be Published February 5th 2015
  4. Genealogies of Legal Vision
    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert
    To Be Published February 14th 2015
  5. Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedom
    By Stephen Connelly
    To Be Published February 15th 2015

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