What is legal philosophy?

  • (noun): The branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do.
    Synonyms: jurisprudence, law

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List Of Harvard Law School Alumni - Academia - Legal Academia - Legal Philosophy
... Randy Barnett, libertarian legal theorist Ronald Dworkin, legal and political philosopher Richard Posner (LL.B ...
Cass Sunstein - Views - Legal Philosophy
... model will sometimes produce an inadequate understanding of how people will respond to legal intervention ...
Conventionalism - Legal Philosophy
... Conventionalism, as applied to legal philosophy, provides a justification for state coercion ... It is one of the three rival conceptions of law constructed by American legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin in his work Law's Empire ... The other two conceptions of law are legal pragmatism and law as integrity ...
Brian Leiter - Philosophy
... Leiter's scholarly writings have been in two main areas legal philosophy and Continental philosophy ... In legal philosophy, he has offered a reinterpretation of the American Legal Realists as prescient philosophical naturalists and a general defense of what he calls "natur ... In his writing on German philosophy, Leiter defends a reading of Nietzsche as a philosophical naturalist, most notably in Nietzsche on Morality (London Routledge, 2002) and in subsequent papers, including one ...

Famous quotes containing the words philosophy and/or legal:

    The philosopher’s conception of things will, above all, be truer than other men’s, and his philosophy will subordinate all the circumstances of life. To live like a philosopher is to live, not foolishly, like other men, but wisely and according to universal laws.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)