COMMON LAW THEORY, by Douglas E. Edlin

COMMON LAW THEORY, by Douglas E. Edlin

Postby consumerpada » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:13 am

COMMON LAW THEORY, by Douglas E. Edlin (ed). New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 262pp. $80.00/£45.00. ISBN: 9780521846424. free pdf here > http://consumerpada.com/files.aspx

"COMMON LAW THEORY, a volume in the Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law, consists of eight essays written by a group of international scholars addressing three central themes of common law jurisprudence: rules, reasoning, and constitutionalism. The front page asserts that the essays “will be valuable to lawyers, philosophers, political scientists, and historians interested in constitutional law, comparative law, judicial process, legal theory, law and society, legal history, separation of powers, democratic theory, political philosophy, the courts, and the relationship of the common law tradition to other legal systems of the world.” These essays do indeed address these topics – but primarily, if not always solely, to illustrate the implications of a philosophical treatment of those three themes. Consequently, this volume is best suited for scholars and graduate students already well versed in philosophical contentions and refutations about rules, reasoning, and constitutionalism in the common law.

Accordingly, readers of this review: caveat emptor. This reviewer is decidedly not well versed in those philosophical debates, except, perhaps, as they relate to the common law and constitutionalism. Also to be taken into account is my reservation about whether, and the extent to which, philosophical debates clarify practical legal and political problems. In sum, other readers may be better situated to appreciate and assess the intrinsic value of these essays – on their own theoretical terms as well as in relation to their contributions to the various topics addressed. Consequently, this review’s goal is to give to readers who are comparatively inexpert about common law theory, but are curious about it and its implications for various topics, an impression of what this volume’s uniformly well written, accessible, and intellectually stimulating essays are about......"

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( link for pdf download, ....couldn't put it on this forum as filesize to big --- under2 mg though

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Re: COMMON LAW THEORY, by Douglas E. Edlin

Postby consumerpada » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:51 pm

Tch....I should'a put this in books, not legal words and their meanings, any mod wanna move it for me .... :apple:

Edit: It's in books now :yes: - Woodman
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