Lloyd's Introduction to Jurisprudence is the leading textbook on jurisprudence in the English-speaking world, covering the whole field of jurisprudence.
Combines an authoritative text with extracts from a huge variety of authors, extracting the works of more than a hundred jurists
Gives critical insight into the texts with detailed and well-documented introductory sections
Examines the contributions made to legal theory by leading jurists from the Ancient Greeks to the postmodernists
Covers Aristotle, Raz, Habermas, Unger, Coleman, Perry, Kramer, Nelken and Iris Marion Young
Contains a new chapter on Ronald Dworkin, analysing his work
Places emphasis on Hart, particularly the "Postscript" and the commentary this has provoked
Provides more references to contemporary debates e.g. positivism v natural law
Offers a fuller discussion of justice, including global justice
The nature of jurisprudence
Meaning of the law
Bentham, Austin and classical positivism
Pure theory of law
Modern trends in analytical jurisprudence
Theories of Justice
Sociological jurisprudence and the sociology of law
The Scandinavian realists
Historical and anthropological
Marxist theories of law and state
Critical legal studies
Critical race theory
Theories of adjudication
"Very comprehensive with useful explanation and commentary."
"For anyone looking to tackle this difficult and complex area of legal study, they should look no further than Lloyd's Introduction to Jurisprudence. It sublimely combines text with source extracts meaning it is an indispensible guide to the voluminous wealth of source material."
Student Law Journal
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