Barry Collins, Lecturer in Law, University of East London Review from previous edition This title is clearly written, well-researched, well laid out and of great value to students. I consider this to be an excellent undergraduate textbook which I have no hesitation in recommending to my students.
Sue Warnock, Lecturer in Law, Bournemouth University A useful and clear book that will underpin a jurisprudence course
<br>James Penner is Professor of Law at University College London. He previously taught at London School of Economics for seven years. His primary research interests are the law of trusts, the philosophy of property, and the philosophy of law. He is author of The Law of Trusts 8e (OUP, 2012) and TheIdea of Property in Law (OUP, 1997), and co-editor (with David Schiff and Richard Nobles) of Introduction to Jurisprudence and Legal Theory: Commentary and Materials (OUP, 2002). <br>Emmanuel Melissaris is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics. His research interests lie mainly in the philosophy of law and criminal law theory. He is the author of Ubiquitous Law: Legal Theory and the Space for Legal Theory (Ashgate, 2009).<br>
1. What is jurisprudence?; PART 1: THEORIES OF THE NATURE OF LAW; 2. Natural Law; 3. Classical Legal Positivism: Bentham, Austin, and Kelsen; 4. Hart: The Critical Project; 5. Hart's Theory of Law; 6. Post-Hart Analytical Philosophy of Law: Dworkin and Raz; PART 2: PARTICULAR PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES IN LAW; 7. The Building Blocks of Law: Norms and their Nature; 8. Governing and Obedience; 9. Law and Adjudication; PART 3: THE INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE LIBERAL SOCIAL CONTRACT TRADITION; 10. The Legal and Political Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes; 11. The Legal and Political Philosophy of Immanuel Kant; 12. John Rawls' Political Liberalism; PART 4: AGAINST AND BEYOND LIBERALISM; 13. Marxist and Post-Marxist Theories of Law; 14. Feminist Legal Theory; 15. Postmodern Legal Theory