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jurisprudence

 [jo̳r″is-proo´dens]
the science of the law.
medical jurisprudence the science of the law as applied to the practice of medicine; see also forensic medicine.

jur·is·pru·dence

(jūr'is-prū'dens),
The science of law, its principles and concepts.
[L. juris prudentia, knowledge of law]

jurisprudence

The science of law. Medical jurisprudence is another term for FORENSIC MEDICINE.

jur·is·pru·dence

(jūr'is-prū'dĕns)
Legal principles and concepts.
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As the footnotes accompanying this section indicate, much important work in contemporary legal philosophy has addressed exactly these issues, and has frequently done so by examining whether and, if so, under what conditions, law has legitimate moral authority and whether and, if so, under what conditions, law creates moral obligations to obey it.
Frank's legal philosophy is therefore fairly hard to categorize
As already mentioned, there are quite a large number of such errors and omissions in the existing English language edition of Alf Ross's On Law and Justice; errors and omissions which, as illustrated by Hart's hugely influential but demonstratively mistaken reading, have quite possibly had an adverse effect on the reception of Ross's particular version of Scandinavian Realism on the international scene of legal philosophy.
considered to be within legal philosophy in the past.
Thom Brooks is reader in political and legal philosophy at Newcastle University
Murphy works at the intersection of analytical moral and legal philosophy and contemporary natural-law theory, and his work, including the present volume, is predominately philosophical in content.
These legalistic accounts of the state include the enduring contributions of Hans Kelsen and Max Weber, as well as the strain of Oxford analytical legal philosophy exemplified by the work of H.
45) into perspective, and sets the stage for further discussion about how Lincoln's long-term political ambitions and legal philosophy reflected Whig reverence for law as the cornerstone of society.
(13) On Inwood and Miller's reading, legal philosophy in late antiquity was in relation to Roman law.
The year was exceptionally productive for Hart and included one of the most storied episodes in the history of Anglo-American legal philosophy. Hart was invited to deliver the Oliver Wendell Holmes Lecture at Harvard Law School and devoted it to a defense of legal positivism, especially its insistence on the separation between law and morality.
(6) Practitioners of legal philosophy (7) in the modern analytic tradition--proud heirs to the Hartian legacy--have Accordingly sought to explain the nature of law without reference to coercion.