Dimensions of politics and English jurisprudence / Sean Coyle.

Examines modern politics, justice and order in light of the historical, philosophical and theological forces which helped define them.

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Online Access: Full Text (via Cambridge)
Main Author: Coyle, Sean
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Introduction; English jurisprudence; Dimensions of the problem; Part I Jurisprudence; 1 Jurisprudence and the liberal order; History and direction; The end of legal order; Proper order?; 2 Concept and reality in jurisprudence; Law, reality, truth; The interpretation of law; Jurisprudence in context; 3 On the 'Protestant' inheritance of juridical thought; A dualism; Protestant jurisprudence and secular liberal thought; A self-contained politics?; The limits of Protestant political theory; 4 The form and direction of Anglo-American jurisprudence; Hart and Oxford philosophy
  • Rawls and American political thoughtHart's English liberalism; 5 Three approaches to jurisprudence; Conservatism; Scepticism; Idealism; The categorical context; Part II Understanding the present; 6 Authority and tradition: visions of law and politics; One vision of politics: Kant; An alternative vision of politics: Hobbes; A third vision of politics: Augustine; The nature of the question; 7 Legalism and modernity I: Identifying and understanding the problem; The nature and source of the problem; The centrality of legalism to modern politics
  • 8 Legalism and modernity II: Reflections upon the problemHabit, tradition and rule; Direction and purpose; Wisdom and unwisdom in politics; Politics in the perspective of eternity; 9 Political thought and the 'well-ordered society'; What connects utopianism to politics?; Utopian thought and the character of philosophy; 10 The limits of legal ideologies; Man's reason and social order; Reason and ideology; The 'rational existence' as an object of legal thought; Reason in society; 11 Conservatism and its dilemmas; The dilemma of conservatism; Kantian vs. Aristotelian conceptions of ethics
  • Kantian and Platonic forms of ethicismLessons for law and government; 12 Liberal jurisprudence and its order; Order and its absence; Ordo virtutum; The problem of justice; Part III Justice; 13 Justice without mercy; Law, justice and society; Mercy and society; The character of mercy; The role of mercy in the world; 14 Justice and moral judgment; Integrity and conscience; Morality and metaphysics; The morality of the law; 15 Fallen justice; Augustine: justice without the law; Aquinas: The justice of the law; Justice and its implications; 16 Freedom and justice in a democratic age; Freedom
  • JusticeThe state; The importance of civil society; Bibliography of Works Cited; Primary sources; Secondary sources; Index