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Our Knowledge of the Law: Objectivity and Practice in Legal Theory Hardcover – June 14, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1841135038 ISBN-10: 1841135038

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Pavlakos' book aims to provide an original solution and a better understanding of the fundamental puzzles that should guide legal philosophical inquiry...[it] is creative and innovative, and readers will enjoy the freshness of his approach and insights. It has been said that general jurisprudence is a moribund subject. If this is true, it is regrettable because it means that we have abandoned the kind of critique that is developed through a general quest...To resuscitate the subject we need to be guided by and engaged with important questions, as Pavlakos has meritoriously done. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco Modern Law Review 72 (2009), 327 Pavlakos develops a highly sophisticated and carefully elaborated theory of legal knowledge... All in all this is an excellent work. Prof. Jan-R. Sieckmann Archiv fuer Rechts-und Sozialphilosophie Vol. 94 (2008) [an] excellent work that will repay long consideration and reflection. Neil MacCormick Edinburgh Law Review Volume 12 (2008) George Pavlakos's Our Knowledge of the Law ... deserves particular notice as a very considerable contribution, not just to jurisprudence but to philosophy itself. Pavlakos ... provides his own closely argued resources for an exciting new future in the theory of law. This is a very important book. Jonathan Gorman Social and Legal Studies Volume 18 (2009)

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George Pavlakos is Research Chair in Globalisation and Legal Theory at Antwerp University. He was previously the City Solicitor's Trust Lecturer in Jurisprudence at Queen's University Belfast. He has published widely in the areas of legal theory and philosophy; his other books include a monograph in German entitled Rechtsontologie und praktische Vernunft (Nomos Verlag, 2007) and an edited book entitled Law, Rights and Discourse: The Legal Philosophy of Robert Alexy (Hart Publishing, 2007).

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