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The Tapestry of the Law : Scotland, Legal Culture and Legal Theory - Elspeth Attwooll

The Tapestry of the Law

Scotland, Legal Culture and Legal Theory

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1996
ISBN: 9780792343103
Number Of Pages: 258

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The Tapestry of the Law brings together a study of a particular legal system - that of Scotland - with a number of (mainly contemporary) theories of or about law. Rather than endorsing any one legal theory, it ends with some tentative conclusions about legal theory itself. It is written for all those interested in the law, whether in the academic context, as practitioners of law or politics, or from the lay point of view, but primarily with students in mind. At this level, chapters II to VI provide an information base for those embarking on courses in comparative law or politics, whilst the whole, and especially the later chapters, will offer most to those who already have some grounding in the issues with which jurisprudence is concerned.

` ... a comprehensive survey of trends in twentieth-century jurisprudence ... The Tapestry of Law is clearly intended for a general audience, and on that level it deserves great success. This is an ideal book to offer to anyone curious about the current concerns of English-speaking philosophers of law. Overall, however, the risks Attwooll has taken by writing this sort of book have been fairly taken, and the result is an enjoyable read with plenty of substance.' Philosophy in Review/Comptes rendus philosophiques (1998)

Introductionp. xi
Some Puzzles about the Nature of Lawp. 1
Connecting Law and Societyp. 17
A Constitutional Culturep. 39
The Style of Scots Lawp. 61
The Style of Scots Law continuedp. 83
And so to Ideologyp. 101
Matters of Interpretationp. 123
Law in Whose Terms?p. 143
And What Kind of System?p. 163
The Language of the Lawp. 183
Some Different Critiquesp. 203
The Role of Reasonp. 221
Weaving the Threadsp. 241
Index of Authorsp. 251
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ISBN: 9780792343103
ISBN-10: 0792343107
Series: Law and Philosophy Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 30th November 1996
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64