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Philosophy of Law

  1. Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy

    Edited by Maria Drakopoulou

    Presenting feminist readings of texts from the legal philosophical and jurisprudential canon, the papers collected here offer an interdisciplinary and critical challenge to established modes of reading law. Feminist approaches to law usually take the form of either critical engagements with legal...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Concept of Injustice

    By Eric Heinze

    The Concept of Injustice challenges traditional Western justice theory. Thinkers from Plato and Aristotle through to Kant, Hegel, Marx and Rawls have subordinated the idea of injustice to the idea of justice. Misled by the word’s etymology, political theorists have assumed injustice to be the...

    Published October 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Law and Art

    Justice, Ethics and Aesthetics

    Edited by Oren Ben-Dor

    In engaging with the full range of 'the arts', contributors to this volume consider the relationship between law, justice, the ethical and the aesthetic. Art continually informs the ethics of a legal theory concerned to address how theoretical abstractions and concrete oppressions overlook...

    Published June 26th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. Events: The Force of International Law

    Edited by Fleur Johns, Richard Joyce, Sundhya Pahuja

    Events: The Force of International Law presents an analysis of international law, centred upon those historical and recent events in which international law has exerted, or acquired, its force. From Spanish colonization and the Peace of Westphalia, through the release of Nelson Mandela and the...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. Law and Evil

    Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

    Edited by Ari Hirvonen, Janne Porttikivi

    Law and Evil opens, expands and deepens our understanding of the phenomenon of evil by addressing the theoretical relationship between this phenomenon and law. Hannah Arendt said 'the problem of evil will be the fundamental question of post-war intellectual life in Europe'. This statement is,...

    Published October 7th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. Sovereignty, Knowledge, Law

    By Panu Minkkinen

    Sovereignty, Knowledge, Law investigates the notion of sovereignty from three different, but related perspectives: as a legal question in relation to the sovereign state, as a political question in relation to sovereign power, and as a metaphysical question in relation to sovereign self-knowledge....

    Published May 25th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Law, Antisemitism and the Holocaust

    By David Seymour

    Whilst an increasing amount of attention is being paid to law's connection or involvement with National Socialism, less attention is focused upon thinking through the links between law and the emergence of antisemitism. As a consequence, antisemitism is presented as a pre-existent given, as...

    Published November 29th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. Levinas, Law, Politics

    Edited by Marinos Diamantides

    Emmanuel Levinas' re-formulation of subjectivity, responsibility and the good has radically influenced post-structuralist thought. Political and legal theory, however, have only marginally profited from his moral philosophy. Levinas' theme of one's infinite responsibility for the other has often...

    Published May 9th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish