Legalism. By Judith N. Shklar. Cambridge: Harvard University Press,. Pp. ix , $ This book is a critical study of the legal process and of legal. About forty years ago, in , the political philosopher. Judith Shklar published a remarkable book, Legalism,’ in which she put forward two propositions: first. “An excellent study [Shklar] presents a skillful analysis and criticism of what legal scholar-philosophers have written Provocative―due to the author’s.

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She claimed that “philosophy fails to give injustice its due,” that is, most past philosophers have ignored injustice and talked only about justicelikewise they have ignored vice and only talked about virtue.

Shklar – – Harvard University Press. Cosmopolitan Ethics and Global Legalism. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests.

Norman St John-Stevas – – Rothman. Judith Shklar proposes that, instead of regarding law as a discrete entity resting upon a rigid system of definitions, legal theorists legaljsm treat it, along with morals and politics, as part of an all-inclusive social continuum.

Request removal from index. Essays in Legal and Political Theory. Yitzhak Brand – – Journal of Religious Ethics 38 3: Katrina Forrester – – Modern Intellectual History 8 3: This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat Practical Reason in Legislation.


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Judith N. Shklar – Wikipedia

Problems at the Roots of Law: Harvard University Press Incisively and stylishly written, the book constitutes an open challenge to reconsider the fundamental question jidith the relationship of law to society. After graduation, Shklar became a faculty member at Harvard University and spent her entire academic career there.

Based on these views she advocates constitutional democracy[1] which she sees as flawed, but still the best form of government possible, because it protects people from the abuses of the more powerful by restricting sgklar and by dispersing power among a “multiplicity of politically active groups” [2]. Legalism deals with the area between political theory and jurisprudence.

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Her second main idea concerns the “liberalism of fear” and is founded on her view that cruelty is the worst evil and that governments are prone to abuse the “inevitable inequalities in power” that result from political organization.


Cushman —43 Leonard D. She was also president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy and the first woman president of the American Political Science Association — History of Western Philosophy. Spencer —48 Quincy Wright —49 James K.

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Judith N. Shklar

Brady —10 Carole Pateman —11 G. Shklar was deeply interested in injustice and political evils. Margaret Davies – – W.

She was a renowned teacher and advisor, and many of her former students contributed to a volume of essays on her thought, Liberalism Without Illusions, edited legalosm Bernard Yack. Fairlie —29 Benjamin F.

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