Author : Tony Honore,Tony Honoré
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1995
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9780198763888
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Total Download : 854
Book Summary: Here is an introduction to the intellectual challenges presented by law in the western secular tradition. Treating not just British law, but the whole western tradition of law, Professor Honore guides the reader through eleven topics which straddle various branches of the law, including constitutional and criminal law, property, and contracts. He also explores moral and historical aspects of the law, including a discussion of justice and the difference between civil and common law systems. The law, Honore argues, is mainly concerned with the question of obedience to authority, and establishing the situations in which obedience is required and those in which it may be waived ought to be the central concern of all legal theorists.