Scott J. Shapiro Legality

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Legality

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What is law? In this book, Scott Shapiro draws on current work in the theory of action to offer an original and compelling answer to this perennial philosophical question.

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Scott J. Shapiro is Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School.

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I feel confident that "Legality" is one of the very best boks in general jurisprudence in many, many years...I suspect that "Legality" will become a standard work for students of law and philosophy...Everyone who engages in the academic study of law should read "Legality"--it is that important.--Lawrence B. Solum"Legal Theory blog" (12/11/2010)

Shapiro has produced a work of enduring significance.--Frederick Schauer"Yale Law Journal" (12/01/2010)

This book is throughout a very fine contribution to jurisprudence--imaginative, incisive, fair to interlocutors, and written with elegance and wit...It is essential reading for philosophers of law.--Mark C. Murphy"Law and Philosophy" (05/01/2011)

Rich and vibrant with jurisprudential ambition...There are lots of riches in Scott Shapiro's book...I have not been able to convey how well this book is written or how much light the author is able to shed along the way on various issues in the philosophy of law...It shows that the idea of planning can indeed cast light on the problems of jurisprudence without necessarily blinding us to other analogies and other sources of insight.--Jeremy Waldron"Michigan Law Review" (04/01/2011)

This book is...imaginative, incisive, fair to interlocutors, and written with elegance and wit...It is essential reading for philosophers of law.--Mark C. Murphy"Law and Philosophy" (05/01/2011)

["Legality"] is a sympathetic, accessible, and highly readable exposition of the theories that have preceded it. It is now one of the best single-authored introductions to the subject. It is also a significant contribution. Moreover, it is an apologia for the subject itself, and for the method of conceptual analysis as a way of uncovering the nature and grounds of law...Both as a defense and example of analytic jurisprudence...this book is unrivalled.--William A. Edmundson"Jurisprudence" (06/01/2011)

Scott Shapiro's "Legality" is a rich and ambitious discussion of law's fundamental nature. Almost every page is provocative, touching upon many of the most interesting, complicated and controversial areas within this area of inquiry.--Stefan Sciaraffa"Oxford Journal of Legal Studies" (09/01/2011)

It cannot be doubted that Shapiro's book, which clarifies and advances analytical jurisprudence, is bound to be a classic text.--Ekow Yankah"Jotwell" (09/12/2011)

"Legality" makes a contribution to the field that no student of jurisprudence can ignore.--Judith Baer"Political Science Quarterly" (12/01/2011)

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