Starting from concrete legal issues, Alan Norrie develops a critical vision of law in its relation to morality and socio-historical context. Traced historically, the conflicts he describes can be read today in law's treatment of legality and justice, judgment and responsibility. 

Joint winner of the Hart / Socio-Legal Studies Association Book Prize 2006.

chapter 1|10 pages

From Law to the Beautiful Soul

part |2 pages

Part 1 Legal Antinomies in History

chapter 3|6 pages

From Law to Popular Justice: Beyond Antinomialism

Popular justice: in search of a concept

part |2 pages

Part 2 Justice and Judgment

chapter 5|13 pages

The Limits of Justice: Finding Fault in the Criminal Law

Introduction: challenging the ‘penal equation’

chapter |1 pages

Selfhood and society

chapter |4 pages

Selfhood, society and justice

chapter |9 pages

The two Speers of Gitta Sereny

chapter |10 pages

Criminal justice: form and substance

part |2 pages

Part 3 Law, History and Ethics: The Nature of Critique

chapter |7 pages

Entity relationism

chapter |8 pages

Depth ontology

chapter |4 pages

Relating the three views of freedom

chapter 10|1 pages

Law and the Beautiful Soul

chapter |3 pages

Moral expressivism

chapter |1 pages

The nature of law

chapter |4 pages

Law in the Philosophy of Right