The underlying theme of this book is 'that the principles of law laid down by the Judges in the 19th century - however suited to social conditions of the time - are not suited to the social necessities and social opinion of the 20th century. They should be moulded and shaped to meet the needs and opinions of today. The Discipline of Law is a fascinating account of Lord Denning's personal contribution to the changing face of the law in this century.
Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in a Changed and Changing Environment : Project Final Report
Author: Susanne Owen
The project has closely examined a number of areas associated with ensuring the provision of high quality legal education to achieve quality outcomes for a diverse range of students entering upon a course of study in law. These include Graduate Attributes; Ethics, professionalism and service, Standards for Australian Law Schools; building sustainability for the long term through improved links with relevant professional and regulatory bodies, and exploring issues of law student mental health.
Opinions on the International Court of Justice, 1961-1973
Author: John Graham Merrills
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Influential, but controversial - elected to the International Court in 1960, Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice served as a judge until 1973. This work comprises a thoughtful essay by Professor Merrills and a selection of Judge Fitzmaurice's opinions. Professor Merrills' essay analyses Judge Fitzmaurice's achievements during his judical tenure and relates them to his earlier work as a legal advisor and scholar. The essay also discusses the final phase of Fitzmaurice's career in which he served as a judge on the European Court of Human Rights and arbitrator. Demonstrating how Fitzmaurice's decisions as a judge stemmed from his distinctive view of law and the legal process, this study particularly interests scholars, practitioners, and students concerned with international adjudication and the nature of international law. This volume is the third in the series entitled "The Judges," which examines the opinions of international judges who have made significant contributions to international law.
This volume will show how various intellectual disciplines (most found within the modern university) can learn from theology and philosophy in primarily methodological and substantitive terms. It will explore the possible ways in which current presuppositions and practices of the displine might be challenged. It will also indicate the possibilities of both a "Christian Culture" in relation to that discipline or the way in which that discipline might look within a real or theoretical Christian university.
A Kantian View of the Role of Moral Precepts in Zen Practice
Author: Phillip Olson
Publisher: SUNY Press
Ordained Zen monk and Seattle lawyer Olson points out the similarity between Shunryu Suzuki's account of the practice of zazen and ideas in Kant's Critiques. Both assert that personal freedom cannot be attained without following certain moral or ethical laws closely. No deep knowledge of either writer is assumed. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Exploring the subject of Jewish philosophy as a controversial construction site of the project of modernity, this book examines the implications of the different and often conflicting notions that drive the debate on the question of what Jewish philosophy is or could be. The idea of Jewish philosophy begs the question of philosophy as such. But "Jewish philosophy" does not just reflect what "philosophy" lacks. Rather, it challenges the project of philosophy itself. Examining the thought of Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Hermann Cohen Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Margarete Susman, Hermann Levin Goldschmidt, and others, the book highlights how the most philosophic moments of their works are those in which specific concerns of their "Jewish questions" inform the rethinking of philosophy's disciplinarity in principal terms. The long overdue recognition of the modernity that informs the critical trajectories of Jewish philosophers from Spinoza and Mendelssohn to the present emancipates not just "Jewish philosophy" from an infelicitous pigeonhole these philosophers so pointedly sought to reject but, more important, emancipates philosophy from its false claims to universalism.