Book Description

Review For clarity, fair-mindedness and engaging treatment of the diverse strands of contemporary legal theory, there is no better guide... This book covers more ground with more good sense than many other works do with many more pages.Professor Bix has a genius for writing about the most difficult and frequently arcane aspects of legal theory with a remarkable lightness of touch, an assurance, an authoritativeness, and a degree of accessibility which no other writer in this area can match... whatever your reason for wanting to know more about legal theory, you could not do better than to start with this book.For an overview of jurisprudence that is insightful as well as clear, critical but also generous in its assessments, one can't do better than this book. --Martha Minow, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (on the previous edition) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Read more About the Author Brian Bix is the Frederick W. Thomas Professor for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and holds a joint appointment in the philosophy department. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Read more