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Normative jurisprudence [electronic resource] : an introduction / Robin West.

Author/Creator:
West, Robin, 1954-
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (222 p.)
Series:
Cambridge introductions to philosophy and law.
Cambridge introductions to philosophy and law
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Subjects:
Jurisprudence.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Normative Jurisprudence aims to reinvigorate normative legal scholarship that both criticizes positive law and suggests reforms for it, on the basis of stated moral values and legalistic ideals. It looks sequentially and in detail at the three major traditions in jurisprudence - natural law, legal positivism, and critical legal studies - that have in the past provided philosophical foundations for just such normative scholarship. Over the last fifty years or so, all of these traditions, although for different reasons, have taken a number of different turns - toward empirical analysis, conceptual analysis, or Foucaultian critique - and away from straightforward normative criticism. As a result, normative legal scholarship - scholarship that is aimed at criticism and reform - is now lacking a foundation in jurisprudential thought. The book criticizes those developments and suggests a return, albeit with different and in many ways larger challenges, to this traditional understanding of the purpose of legal scholarship"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction : toward normative jurisprudence
Revitalizing natural law
Legal positivism, censorial jurisprudence, and legal reform
Critical legal studies : the missing years
Conclusion : reconstructing normative jurisprudence.
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-107-22403-9
1-139-12423-4
1-283-29836-8
1-139-12239-8
9786613298362
1-139-04392-7
1-139-11665-7
1-139-12731-4
1-139-11229-5
1-139-11448-4
OCLC:
769341846