Chapter 1 Legal Philosophy: The Most Important Controversies; Maris.- Chapter 2 Antiquity and the Middle Ages; Van der Vliet (2.1-2.4, with contributions by Maris), Jacobs (2.5-2.8, with contributions by Van der Vliet).- Chapter 3 The Commencement of the Modern Age; Den Hartogh, with an introduction by Maris.- Chapter 4 Hobbes, Locke and Spinoza; Den Hartogh (4.1, 4.2, 4.4), Jacobs (4.3).- Chapter 5 Eighteenth-Century French Enlightenment; Kaptein (5.1-5.7; 5.6 partly by Maris).- Chapter 6 The Synthesis of Kant; Maris (6.1, 6.2, 6.5), Jacobs (6.3, 6.4.3, 6.6), Van der Vliet (6.4.1, 6.4.2).- Chapter 7 Nineteenth Century; Maris (7.1, 7.4.1-7.4.5, 7.4.7, 7.5), Jacobs (7.2, 7.4.6), Van Erp (7.3).- Chapter 8 Twentieth Century; 1900-1945: Maris (8.1, 8.3-8.5), De Ville (8.2).- Chapter 9 Twentieth Century; 1945-2000; Maris (9.1-9.4), De Ville (9.5).- Chapter 10 Conclusion: Law, Order and Freedom; Jacobs (10.1-10.5, 10.9-10.10, with contributions by Maris), Maris (10.6-10.8).- Bibliography.- Index of Names.
Cees Maris is professor of legal philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. He is the editor of several journals in the fields of jurisprudence and philosophy. His main fields of research are the concept of liberty and its practical applications, multiculturalism, love, art, law and literature, and epistemology. Among his publications are A Critique of the Empiricist Explanation of Morality; Letters on Liberty; and Twelve Loves. He also wrote and brought on the stage the philosophical oratorio Horror Vacui (in cooperation with the composer Jose-Luis Greco) and the philosophical dialogue The Dance of Zarathustra. Frans Jacobs is professor (emeritus) of philosophical ethics at the University van Amsterdam. His publications concern philosophers such as Aristotle, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Schopenhauer, Mill, Habermas, Nozick and Nussbaum, and cover the themes of liberalism, paternalism, egalitarianism and nationalism, as well as toleration, civilized revenge, the meaning of life, the Homeric heroes, the difference between love and war, emotions in general and moral emotions in particular. His most recent book is A Philosophy of Emotions and Desires. Jacques de Ville is professor of law at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. His main fields of research are constitutional theory, deconstruction, and psychoanalysis. His publications include Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation; Judicial Review of Administrative Action in South Africa; and the forthcoming Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality.