An excellent introduction to jurisprudence, explaining the often complex and difficult ideas in legal philosophy clearly and concisely. This book will engage readers with the fundamental themes in legal philosophy and the foremost legal theorists, and equip the reader with the tools and knowledge to delve deeper. This edition brings the discussion up-to-date, taking into account the most recent scholarly work.
- A textbook for students of Jurisprudence, presenting the themes, theories, primary texts and protagonists in jurisprudential thinking, giving the reader a solid grounding in the subject and inspiring and enabling them to locate, read and understand the primary texts.
- Split into 4 Parts which cover Legal Theory: Problems and Possibilities; Individual Theories About the Nature of Law; Themes and Principles; and Modern Perspectives on Legal Theory.
- A list of “Suggested Further Readings” is offered at the end of each chapter, footnote citations to the primary texts are contained in the course of the chapters, and a full Bibliography is provided at the end of the book, for those who wish to locate longer and fuller discussions of the topics.
- Brian H. Bix is the Frederick W. Thomas Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, USA.