Reading in the philosophy of law brings together central texts on topics such as legal thinking, limits of individual freedom, responsibility and punishment, and international law.
The choices included provide excellent coverage of both classic and contemporary views and are only lightly edited to allow readers to grapple with arguments in their original form. Culver’s and Giudice’s clear, understandable introductions discuss key concepts, claims, issues and points of connection, and disagreements. Readings are placed in their historical and social context, with analogies and examples emphasizing the continued relevance of the arguments in question. This third edition is updated to reflect the rise in legal pluralism, debates on the judicial review of constitutional rights, anti-terrorism, hate crime and non-state law at regional and global levels.