This book is designed for use in courses in law schools and university departments of philosophy. It can serve as a text for basic and ad-vanced courses and seminars. Readings include excerpts of classic works of Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Hobbes, Kant, Bentham, and Aus-tin. Provided also are excerpts from standard works of twentieth cen-tury philosophers. The book explores contemporary legal discourse with readings on topics such as sociobiology, Islamic law, the legal process school, legal feminism, and critical legal studies. It reprints leading cases on natural rights/human rights and readings from on-line blogs, op-ed essays, news stories and internet publications.