Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Aristotle and The Philosophy of Law: Theory, Practice and Justice

Editors: Huppes-Cluysenaer, Liesbeth, Coelho, Nuno M.M.S. (Eds.)

  • Provides a new focus on the legal philosophical research of Aristotle in the light of Globalization
  • Brings together experts on Aristotle and lawyers, political scientists, philosophers and historians in a unique collaboration
  • The collection is the result of an international cooperation spanning 4 years​    
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The book presents a new focus on the legal philosophical texts of Aristotle, which offers a much richer frame for the understanding of practical thought, legal reasoning and political experience. It allows understanding how human beings interact in a complex world, and how extensive the complexity is which results from humans’ own power of self-construction and autonomy. The Aristotelian approach recognizes the limits of rationality and the inevitable and constitutive contingency in Law. All this offers a helpful instrument to understand the changes globalisation imposes to legal experience today.

The contributions in this collection do not merely pay attention to private virtues, but focus primarily on public virtues. They deal with the fact that law is dependent on political power and that a person can never be sure about the facts of a case or about the right way to act. They explore the assumption that a detailed knowledge of Aristotle's epistemology is necessary, because of the direct connection between Enlightened reasoning and legal positivism. They pay attention to the concept of proportionality, which can be seen as a precondition to discuss liberalism.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Virtue Jurisprudence: Towards an Aretaic Theory of Law

    Solum, Lawrence B.

    Pages 1-31

  • Reasoning Against a Deterministic Conception of the World

    Huppes-Cluysenaer, Liesbeth

    Pages 33-58

  • Law and the Rule of Law and Its Place Relative to Politeia in Aristotle’s Politics

    Bates, Clifford Angell

    Pages 59-75

  • The Best Form of Government and Civic Friendship in Aristotle’s Political Thought: A Discussion Note

    Hong, Ki-Won

    Pages 77-86

  • Controversy and Practical Reason in Aristotle

    Coelho, Nuno M. M. S.

    Pages 87-108

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6030-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aristotle and The Philosophy of Law: Theory, Practice and Justice
Editors
  • Liesbeth Huppes-Cluysenaer
  • Nuno M.M.S. Coelho
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6031-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6031-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6030-1
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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