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Syllabus on Philosophy of Law Basic Texts: Crisolito Pascual, Introduction to Legal Philosophy (2003) D.

Lloyd, The Idea of Law (1976) H.L.A. Hart, The Concept of Law (1961) Thomas Aquinas, Treatise on Law, Summa Theologica I-II, QQ 90-104 Wacks, R., Philosophy of Law A. Introduction 1. Subject Matter and Scope a. Wacks, Introduction to the Philosophy of Law, pp. XII-XIV b. Fernando, The Relevance of Philosophy to Law, 73 Phil. L.J. 3-54 (1998) c. Soper, Making Sense of Modern Jurisprudence, 67-75 d. Hart, Persistent Questions, 1-17 e. Lloyd, Preface and Conceptual Thinking in Law, 287-299 2. How do we know Law? (Cognition and Understanding of Law) a. Adler, Ten Philosophical Mistakes, 1-29; 30-53; 59-82 b. Adler, The Four Dimensions of Philosophy, 3-42 c. Brennan, Thomistic Psychology, 111-146 d. Zimbardo and Gerrig, Psychology & Life (14th ed.), 215-257; 343-426 e. Diagram of Theory of Cognition (based on Brennan) B. The Nature of Law
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1. In General a. Murphy & Coleman, The Philosophy of Law, 1-8 b. Fernandez, Philosophy and Law, 599 c. Wollheim, The Nature of Law, Political Studies 128 (1954) d. Altman, Arguing About Law, 1-29 2. Is Law Necessary? Lloyd, 11-25 Lloyd, 138-140 3. Law and Freedom Lloyd, 138-169 Fagothey, 114-123 4. Law and Force Lloyd, 26-45 5. Law and Custom 6. Law and Morals Lloyd, 116-137 Hart, 150-180 Wacks, p.52 7. Law and Justice Lloyd, 46-48 Hart, 160-207
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Natural Law 1. In General a. Wacks, Philosophy of Law, pp.1-6 2. Classical Natural Law a. Gonzales, M. In Fagothey, 124-138 b. Feinberg & Coleman, Philosophy of Law (2000), 7-32 *Murphy & Coleman, 11-19 3. Modern Natural Law a. Fernando, Natural Rights Legal Theory, 74 Phil. L.J. 2 (1999), 2-42 b. Wacks, pp.6-14 c. Finnis, John, Natural Law and Natural Rights d. Wacks, pp. 14-17 4. Law and Justice

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Lloyd, 116-137 Hart, 150-180 Legal Positivism 1. In General

Lloyd, 95-115 Altman, 50-58 2. Austins Concept

Austin, Province of Jurisprudence Determined Lecture VI, pp. 191-361 Lloyd, Law, Sovereignty and the State, 170-198 Hart, 49-76 Wacks, pp. 22-26
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3. Harts Concept Wacks, pp.26-31 a. Law as the Union of Primary and Secondary Rules Hart, 76-96 4. Kelsens Concept

a. Wacks, pp. 32-37 b. Kelsen, Hans., The Pure Theory of Law and Analytical Jurisprudence, 55 Harv. L.R., 44-70 c. Kelsen, On the Pure Theory of Law, Israel L.R., 1-17 (1996) *Kelsen, General Theory of Law & State, 3-162 E. Critique of Legal Positivism and Natural Law 1. Dworkin, Is Law a Matter of Rules? 38-65 in Philosophy of Law (1977 Dworkin, ed.) 2. Wacks, pp. 38

F. Sociological Jurisprudence Wacks, 37-38 Lloyd, 199-225 1. Legal Realism Llewelyn, Karl., The Bramble Bush, 11-24
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2. Policy-Science Jurisprudence a. Reisman & Shrieder, Jurisprudence, Understanding & Shaping Law, 1-20; 23-52 (1987) 3. Law and Economics

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Duxbury, Neil., Patterns of American Jurisprudence (1995), Economics in Law, pp. 301-

4. Law and Society Wacks, pp. 25-41 5. Critical Legal Rights Theory Wacks, pp. 92-100 6. Law and Modernity Tibet, pp. 70-

References: Books

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Adler, Mortimer. Ten Philosophical Mistakes (1985) Adler, Mortimer. The Four Dimensions of Philosophy (1993)

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Altman, Andrews. Arguing About Law (1997) Aquinas, Thomas. Treatise on Law, Summa Theologica I-II, QQ 90-104 Austin, John. Province of Jurisprudence Determined Lecture VI, pp. 191-361 (1954 ed.)

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Bodenheimer, Edgar. Jurisprudence (1962) Brennan, Robert. Thomistic Psychology (1941)


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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.

Cairns, Huntington. Legal Philosophy from Plato to Hegel (1949) Dworkin, Ronald. Taking Rights Seriously (1977) Dworkin, Ronald. A Matter of Principle (1985) Duxbury, Neil. Patterns of American Jurisprudence (1995) Duxbury, Neil. Laws Empire (1986) Fagothey, Austin. Right & Reason (1963) Feinberg & Coleman. Philosophy of Law (2000) Finnis, John. Natural Law & Natural Rights (1980) Frank, Jerome. Law and the Modern Mind (1963) Freeman, MDA. Lloyds Introduction to Jurisprudence (2001) Friedman, Wolfgang. Legal Theory (1960) Friedman, Wolfgang. Law in a Changing Society (1964) Friedrich, Carl Joachim. The Philosophy of Law in Historical Perspective (1958) Fuller, Lon. Anatomy of the Law (1968) Fuller, Lon. Morality of the Law (1964) Hart, H.L.A. The Concept of Law (1964) Hart, H.L.A. Essays in Law and Jurisprudence (1983) Kelsen, Hans. Pure Theory of Law (1967) Kelsen, Hans. General Theory of Law and State (1961) Llewelyn, Karl. The Bramble Bush (1964) Lloyd, Dennis. The Idea of Law (1964) Murphy, Jeffrie & Coleman, Jules, (eds). Philosophy of Law (1990) Pascual, Crisolito. Introduction to Legal Philosophy (1997) Patterson, Edwin. Jurisprudence (1953) Paton, G.W. A Text Book of Jurisprudence (1951)
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30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41.

Pound, Roscoe. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law (1922) Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice (1971) Reisman, W.M., Screiber, A. Jurisprudence: Understanding and Shaping Law (1987) Raz, Joseph. The Concept of a Legal System (1980) Raz, Joseph. The Authority of Law Sinha, Sure Prakash. Jurisprudence: Legal Philosophy in a Nutshell (1993) Soper, Philip. A Theory of Law (1983) Stone, Julius. The Province & Function of Law (1946) Stone, Julius. Human Law and Human Justice (1965) Stone, Julius. Legal Sysems & Lawyers Reasonings (1965) Stone, Julius. Social Dimensions of Justice (1965) Tibet, Marck. Philosophy of Law

Unger, Roberto Mangabeira. Law in Modern Society 42. Unger, Roberto Mangabeira. The Critical Legal Studies Movement (1986) Wacks. Philosophy of Law. 43. Zimbardo, P. & Gerrig, R. Psychology & Life (1996)

Periodical Articles

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Fernandez, Perfecto. Philosophy & Law, 40 Phil. L.J. 599 (1965) Fernandez, Perfecto. Law & Polity: Towards a Systems Concept of Legal Validity, 46 Phil. L.J. 371 (1971)

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Fernando, Emmanuel Q. The Relevance of Philosophy to Law 73 Phil. L.J. 3 (1998) Fernando, Emmanuel Q. Natural Rights Legal Theory, 74 Phil. L.J. 2 (1999)

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Soper, Philip. Making Sense of Modern Jurisprudence: The Paradox of Positivism and the Challenge of Natural Law, 22 Creighton L.R. 67-75 (1988)

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Kelsen, Hans. On the Pure Theory of Law, Israel L.R. 1-17 (1966) Kelsen, Hans. The Pure Theory of Law and Analytical Jurisprudence, 55 Harv. L.R. 44-70 (1941)

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Reisman, W.M. International Law Essays, Weistab (ed) Law & Policy (1976) Reisman, W.M. Jurisprudence: Policy Science Methodology (mimeo) #####