Atty. Nicolo F. Bernardo, Associate Dean Oscar B. Bernardo. The authors discuss perennial legal issues on what makes a good law and law in relation to power, morality, justice, economics, freedom, and duty. (

The major fields of law are introduced in subsequent chapters in relation to their original and dominant philosophical paradigms. Chapters are concluded with related jurisprudence, dissents, and separate opinions that cite philosophers and professors of jurisprudence, from ancient to postmodern.

Among the highlights are names every philosopher, politician, and lawyer should be familiar with— Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, the Stoics, the Roman jurists, Grotius, etc.

This book ends with an eye on the laws of the present and the future, based on postmodern trends, as favored by local indigenous law.
Table of Contents (
[1] The Case for Law
[2] Legal Issues and Theories
[3] Natural Law and International Law, and The Classic Philosophers
[4] Civil Law: The Roman Jurists
[5] Criminal Law and Family Law: The Christian Philosophers
[6] Lex Mercatoria: From Custom to Law
[7] Remedial Law: The Empirical Philosophers
[8] Political Law: Reform, Revolution, and Resistance The Neo-Classical Philosophers
[9] Labor Law: Socialism and Communism
[10] Everyone “In”: Postmodernism and the Future of Law
[11] The “X” Factors of Philippine Legal Paradigm

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