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Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction | [Raymond Wacks]

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

This lively and accessible introduction to the social, moral, and cultural foundations of law takes a broad scope - spanning philosophy, law, politics, and economics, and discussing a range of topics including women's rights, racism, the environment, and recent international issues such as the war in Iraq and the treatment of terror suspects. Revealing the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, Raymond Wacks explores the notion of law and its role in our lives.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Raymond Wacks, Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory at the University of Hong Kong, provides a cogent, insightful, and accessible introduction, aimed at those without a legal degree, into the philosophy of law that illustrates its central role in understanding the political, social, and moral fabric of our society. Wacks also examines, among a myriad of other issues, the schools of thought throughout history that have formed law as we know it, the nature of equality and individual rights, and the inextricable link between law and its cultural context in this revelatory audiobook performed by the skilled narrator Jonathan Yen, who’s calm and inviting tone makes for pleasant and rewarding listen.

Publisher's Summary

This lively and accessible introduction to the social, moral, and cultural foundations of law takes a broad scope - spanning philosophy, law, politics, and economics, and discussing a range of topics including women's rights, racism, the environment, and recent international issues such as the war in Iraq and the treatment of terror suspects.

Revealing the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, Raymond Wacks explores the notion of law and its role in our lives. Referring to key thinkers from the classical world to the modern, he looks at the central questions behind legal theory that have always fascinated lawyers and philosophers, as well as anyone who ever wondered about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.

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