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This book brings together some of the most important essays in philosophy of law written by leading scholars and offering significant contributions to understand law and legal theory. Most of the essays originally appeared in the Journal of Moral Philosophy, an internationally recognized leading philosophy journal. It provides a general survey of the essays included and some background. The book is divided into five parts: the first part considers central issues concerning the relation of law and democracy; the second part covers a wide-range of issues concerning legal norms; the third part considers that reasons are an integral part of law in providing a crucial foundation for the justification of law and legal decision-making; the fourth part discusses subject of legal rights; the fifth part concerns the philosophy of punishment. Together, these reveal insights and contributions to understanding of law and legal theory.

Keywords: democracy; legal norms; philosophy of law



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