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A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence is a comprehensive, multivolume treatment of the issues in legal philosophy and general jurisprudence, from both a theoretical and a historical perspective. The work is aimed at jurists as well as at legal and practical philosophers.
The editors have divided the entire work into three parts:
  • one theoretical part, consisting of 5 volumes,
  • one historical part, consisting of 6 volumes,
  • one part consisting of a volume of indexes.
The theoretical part (5 volumes) covers the main topics of contemporary debate, such as the ontology and nature of law, the theory of normativity, the law and the right, law and morality, legal epistemology, interpretation, the sources of law, legal reasoning, and logic and the law.
The historical part (6 volumes) accounts for the development of legal thought from ancient Greek times through the twentieth century. The history of the lawyers’ legal philosophy from “within” runs parallel to an analysis of how the greatest schools of general philosophy have dealt with legal issues.
Between the theoretical and historical parts of this there is a close interconnection that results from a substantial coordination among the volume editors and authors in designing the entire project first and treating the topics afterwards. The two parts thereby complete each other: the theoretical volumes will also focus on the historical roots of the main legal concepts, while the historical volumes will present a number of theoretical pointers that contribute to a wider understanding of the contemporary debate.

Editor-in-Chief:  

Enrico Pattaro,
CIRSFID and Law Faculty, University of Bologna, Italy

Associate Editors:  

Gerald J. Postema, Department of Philosophy and the School of Law, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Peter G. Stein, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, UK

Advisory board:  

Norberto Bobbio †, Ronald Dworkin School of Law, New York University, USA and Faculty of Law, University College London, UK, Lawrence M. Friedman Stanford Law School, Stanford University, USA, and Knud Haakonssen Department of History, University of Sussex, UK

Assistant Editor: 

Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID and Law Faculty, University of Bologna, Italy