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Philosophy of International Law

Anthony Carty


This book offers an internal critique of the discipline of international law while showing the necessary place for philosophy within it. By reintroducing philosophy into the heart of the study of international law, the author explains how traditional philosophy has always been an integral part of the discipline. However, this philosophy has been driven out by legal positivism, which has, in turn become a pure technique of law. The author explores the extent of the disintegration and confusion in the discipline, and offers various ways of renewing philosophical practice. The book covers a range ... More

Keywords: international law, philosophy, legal positivism, international society, geopolitics, constitutional theory, existential phenomenology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748622559
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Carty, author