Law, Order and Freedom A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy

Law, Order and Freedom gives an account of the history of Western legal and political philosophy, starting with the pre-Socratics and ending with Rawls. It examines in detail the development of the Enlightenment values of freedom and equality, the foremost principles of many present-day constitution...

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Main Author: Maris, C.W.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Jacobs, F.C.L.M.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2012, 2012
Series:Law and Philosophy Library
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Law, Order and Freedom gives an account of the history of Western legal and political philosophy, starting with the pre-Socratics and ending with Rawls. It examines in detail the development of the Enlightenment values of freedom and equality, the foremost principles of many present-day constitutions. The underlying ideal of individual autonomy, characteristic of modern times, has nevertheless been contested throughout its history. Against the background of this historical development, Law, Order and Freedom enquires further whether the modern Enlightenment values can serve as a foundation for law and society in the modern era where a great diversity of worldviews exists.             Law, Order and Freedom will be an invaluable resource for those with an interest in legal and political philosophy
Physical Description:XIII, 388 p digital
ISBN:9789400714571