Loyola University Chicago

David Ingram, PhD

Professor, Philosophy

Law: Key Concepts in Law

Continuum: November 2006
(ISBN 0 8264 7822 0)


Drawing upon both the analytic Anglo-American and Continental schools of philosophy, Law: Key Concepts in Philosophy (published November 2006) summarizes the work of key thinkers in the philosophy of law, including Aquinas, Rousseau, Hobbes, Kant, Bentham, Austin, Hegel, Habermas, Arendt, Kelsen, Schmitt, Foucault, Mill, Marx, Dworkin, Hart, Ely and Ackerman. It provides a thorough discussion of central divisions and movements in legal philosophy, covering criminal law, civil law, social law, constitutional law, international law, natural law, positivism, formalism, realism, law and economics, and Critical Legal Studies. It also addresses key issues in contemporary philosophy of law, including human rights, affirmative action, capital punishment, gay rights, civil disobedience, and institutional racism, sexism and classism. The author, David Ingram, is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. He is the author (with Jennifer Parks) of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Ethics.

Rights, Democracy, and Fulfillment in the Era of Identity Politics: Principled Compromises in a Compromised World

Rowman and Littlefield: 2004
(ISBN 0 7425 3348 4)


Rights, Democracy, and Fulfillment in the Era of Identity Politics develops a critical theory of human rights and global democracy. Ingram both develops a theory of rights and applies it to a range of concrete and timely issues, such as the persistence of racism in contemporary American society; the emergence of so-called "whiteness theory"; the failure of identity politics; the tensions between emphases on antidiscrimination and affirmative action in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990; the great unresolved issues of workplace democracy; and the dilemmas of immigration policy for the US and Europe.