Philosophy of Law

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Brewing Legal Times: Things, Form, and the Enactment of Law
Brewing Legal Times: Things, Form, and the Enactment of Law
By Emily Grabham

In Brewing Legal Times, Emily Grabham boldly draws on perspectives from actor-network theory, feminist theory, and legal anthropology to advance our understanding of law and time.

Published Sep 2016
Punishment and the History of Political Philosophy: From Classical Republicanism to the  Crisis of Modern Criminal Justice
Punishment and the History of Political Philosophy: From Classical Republicanism to the Crisis of Modern Criminal Justice
By Arthur Shuster

In Punishment and the History of Political Philosophy, Arthur Shuster offers an insightful study of punishment in the works of Plato, Hobbes, Montesquieu, Beccaria, Kant, and Foucault.

Published Jan 2016
Law's Religion: Religious Difference and the Claims of Constitutionalism
Law's Religion: Religious Difference and the Claims of Constitutionalism
By Benjamin L. Berger

In Law’s Religion, Benjamin L. Berger argues that liberal constitutionalism is an aspect of, not an answer to, the challenges of cultural pluralism.

Published Nov 2015
Creating Legal Worlds: Story and Style in a Culture of Argument
Creating Legal Worlds: Story and Style in a Culture of Argument
By Greig Henderson

Through careful analyses of notable cases from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Greig Henderson analyses how the rhetoric of storytelling often carries as much argumentative weight within a judgement as the logic of legal distinctions.

Published Jun 2015
Contextual Subjects: Family, State, and Relational Theory
Contextual Subjects: Family, State, and Relational Theory
By Robert Leckey

Contextual Subjects is the most thorough and sustained application of relational theory to legal examples to appear to date. It is unique in Canadian legal scholarship for the way it pairs family law and administrative law, and within legal scholarship in English for its integration of common law and civil law.

Published Feb 2008
Law and Morality: Readings in Legal Philosophy
Law and Morality: Readings in Legal Philosophy
Edited by David Dyzenhaus, Sophia Reibetanz Moreau, and Arthur Ripstein

Since its first publication in 1996, Law and Morality has filled a long-standing need for a contemporary Canadian textbook in the philosophy of law. Now in its third edition, this anthology has been thoroughly revised and updated, and includes new chapters on equality, judicial review, and terrorism and the rule of law.

Published Jun 2007
The Hateful and the Obscene: Studies in the Limits of Free Expression
The Hateful and the Obscene: Studies in the Limits of Free Expression
By L.W. Sumner

The Hateful and the Obscene is a compelling interpretation of freedom of expression that combines serious philosophical thought with a focus on Canadian law, thus maintaining the breadth to deal with both obscenity and hate literature.

Published Nov 2004