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Critical Legal Studies - (Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy) by Andrew Altman

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Number of Pages: 220

Genre: Philosophy

Sub-Genre: Political

Series Title: Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Andrew Altman

Language: English

TCIN: 79408690
UPC: 9780691024677
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-2308


Scholars in the "Critical Legal Studies" movement have generated an important body of literature that challenges some of the most cherished ideals of modern Western legal and political thought. Taking as their main target liberalism and its commitment to the rule of law, CLS thinkers claim that the rule of law is a myth and that its defense by liberal thinkers is riddled with inconsistencies. In this first book-length liberal reply to CLS, Andrew Altman systematically examines the philosophical underpinnings of the CLS movement and exposes the deficiencies in the major lines of the CLS argument against liberalism.
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