This is the 12th Edition of this well-known classic. an established leader among standard textbooks on jurisprudence. Classic though it is however the new Salmond presents a thoroughly readable survey of
jurisprudence. Aiming at a practical and common sense approach, the Editor has also brought to bear the latest techniques of modern analytical philosophy.
The material dealing witdh legal theory has been completely rewritten in order to examine its scope more fully and to give better insights into the purpose of investigations in jurisprudence. The main theories of law are fully discussed and, in particular, definitions of law, other than those propounded by Salmond himself, are investigated.
Much of the text dealing with particular legal concepts has been altered to take account of recent work, and these concepts are examined agains the background of ordinary linguistic usage and with the aid of modern methods. In order to make room for the development of the book described above, some of the original text has been omitted, but where Salmond`s own views are of special interest or importance they have been retained or referred to. Throughout the Editor has concentrated on essentials, avoided excessive detail, and aimed to provide a textbook which is not too difficult but which fully accepts the challenge of approaching this subject in the light of recent developments.