Philosophy of Law

Raymond Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy, exploring the notion of law and its role in our lives.

Philosophy of Law

Philosophy of Law

The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.

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Philosophy of Law
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Raymond Wacks
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice,
Law
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Raymond Wacks
Categories: Comparative law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream
Philosophy of Biology
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Samir Okasha
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Over the last forty years the philosophy of biology has emerged as an important sub-discipline of the philosophy of science. Covering some of science's most divisive topics, such as philosophical issues in genetics, it also encompasses areas where modern biology has increasingly impinged on traditional philosophical questions, such as free
Preface ;Privacy in peril ;An enduring value ;A legal right ;Privacy and freedom of expression ;Data protection ;The death of privacy? ;References ;Further reading ;Index
Language: en
Pages: 155
Authors: Raymond Wacks
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Some would argue that scarcely a day passes without a new assault on our privacy. In the wake of the whistle-blower Edward Snowden's revelations about the extent of surveillance conducted by the security services in the United States, Britain, and elsewhere, concerns about individual privacy have significantly increased. The Internet
Philosophy of Science
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Samir Okasha
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully "objective?" What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy of science,

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