2012 • $40.00 • 362 pp • paper • ISBN: 978-1-61163-311-5
Jurisprudence is aimed at students new to the study of legal philosophy, also offering new ideas and perspectives that will be of interest to established scholars. Bix seeks to explain the often complex and difficult ideas in Jurisprudence clearly, but in a way that avoids distortion of the ideas through over-simplification. As well as introducing the reader to the fundamental themes in legal philosophy, it also describes and comments critically on the writing of the foremost legal theorists.
The sixth edition has been revised and updated, taking into account the most recent scholarly work and elaborating on many of the key ideas and arguments.
“For clarity, fair-mindedness, and engaging treatment of the diverse strands of contemporary legal theory, there is no better guide… This book covers more ground with good sense than many other works do with many more pages.” — Martha Minow, Harvard Law School, on a previous edition
“For an overview of jurisprudence that is insightful as well as clear, critical but also generous in its assessments, one can’t do better than this book.” — Robert W. Gordon, Stanford Law School, on a previous edition
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.