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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Legal Philosophies
Legal Philosophies
by J. W. Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good in places but unclear overall, 18 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Legal Philosophies (Paperback)
'Legal philosophies' is a book which initially deals with its principal topics intelligibly and clearly. The book seems to take up many of the standard topics of similar jurisprudence introductions with care and attention to the key texts. The problem is that later on when arguments become more intricate the style, instead of becoming clearer, is muddied with looser rhetorical reasoning. Often arguments are promised and then only alluded to or else obscured by a number of rhetorical questions which have the effect of overcomplicating the subject matter and leaving the reader unable to prioritise the issues under analysis.

As someone relatively new to legal philosophy (but not philosophy in other areas) I found this book to be singularly frustrating for its occasional descent into a style-over-substance approach and opaque reasoning. The book does better in treating debates over more general Jurisprudential topics (a quality noted by another reviewer) as opposed to individual theorists, though this shortfall made it almost useless to me.

Perhaps the more seasoned legal theorist would be able to extract virtue from 'legal philosophies' but this does not redeem its value as an introductory text--which it avowedly is. I recommend Jurisprudence: Theory and Context by Brian Bix as a much clearer alternative.

The Problems of Philosophy (OPUS)
The Problems of Philosophy (OPUS)
by Bertrand Russell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.52

17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engagingly thorough, deceptively Concise, 31 July 2005
A fantastic, if not slightly intense introduction to the discipline of philosophy.
This is a book that will have as much value the first time read as every subsequent time. Deceptively concise because at close to 130 pages it manages to confront a vast number of philosophical positions, and unlike many other philosophical introductions forces the reader to actually understand the philosophical argumentation, as opposed to simply learning it. The strength of this work as an introduction isn't so much as an overview of epistemological theories but in the actual discipline of rigorous analytic thinking.
I highly enjoyed this work and it is perfect for any person with a serious interest in philosophy. A degree of familiarity with philosophical writing, or a philosophical dictionary may be needed to ensure a smooth and rewarding read, as Russell really is one of the most prolific, erudite and concise writers of modern times.

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