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Legalism

Law, Morals, and Political Trials

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674523517

Publication Date: 06/18/1986

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264 pages

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An excellent study… [Shklar] presents a skillful analysis and criticism of what legal scholar-philosophers…have written… Provocative—due to the author’s directness, confidence, and clarity—for she offers more intellectual excitement than can be found in textbooks on jurisprudence.American Political Science Review

[Shklar] has written a startling and original essay criticizing most of contemporary legal philosophy… [This book] is written with a masterful style and a force and conviction rare in legal scholarship. The broad questions presented on its pages are fundamental to a proper conception of the tasks of legal philosophy… In particular, her analysis of legalism is a fully convincing explanation of the connection between law, and ethics and politics; and a demonstration of the need for law to come forth from its not-so-splendid solitude… The abundance of issues which Professor Shklar raises and examines brilliantly from her point of view make her book a constant pleasure to read. From any point of view, Legalism is a highly original and rewarding contribution to legal philosophy.—Lloyd L. Weinreb, Harvard Law Review

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