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Twining, William 1934-

Works: 90 works in 577 publications in 4 languages and 10,347 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Dedicatee
Classifications: K2261, 347.06
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Most widely held works by William Twining
Karl Llewellyn and the realist movement by William Twining( Book )

44 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intellectual biography of Karl Llewellyn, originally published in 1973. Includes a preface by Frederick Schauer and an afterword by William Twining
Rethinking evidence : exploratory essays by William Twining( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Law of Evidence has traditionally been perceived as a dry, highly technical, and mysterious subject. This book argues that problems of evidence in law are closely related to the handling of evidence in other kinds of practical decision-making and other academic disciplines, that it is closely related to common sense and that it is an interesting, lively and accessible subject. These essays develop a readable, coherent historical and theoretical perspective about problems of proof, evidence, and inferential reasoning in law. Although each essay is self-standing, they are woven together to present a sustained argument for a broad inter-disciplinary approach to evidence in litigation, in which the rules of evidence play a subordinate, though significant, role. This revised and enlarged edition includes a revised introduction, the best-known essays in the first edition, and chapters on narrative and argumentation, teaching evidence, and evidence as a multi-disciplinary subject
Theories of evidence : Bentham and Wigmore by William Twining( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Kelsen by Hans Kelsen( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and Italian and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal theory and common law by William Twining( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General jurisprudence : understanding law from a global perspective by William Twining( Book )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explores the implications of globalisation for the theoretical study of law, justice, and human rights
Law in context : enlarging a discipline by William Twining( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twining's theme is that law is a marvellous subject of study but to do justice to its potential requires an enlargement of vision, multiple perspectives, and a radical reappraisal of the role, culture and practices of law schools
Analysis of evidence : how to do things with facts, based on Wigmore's Science of judicial proof by Terence Anderson( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalisation and legal theory by William Twining( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work brings together eight linked essays which make the case for a revival of general jurisprudence in response to the challenges of globalisation, explores how far the heritage of Anglo-American jurisprudence and comparative law is adequate to meeting the challenges, and puts forward an agenda for general jurisprudence and comparative law, especially in the English-speaking world in the first ten or twenty years of the millennium. The book is traditional in focussing on the mainstream of Anglo-American intellectual heritage and moderately radical in identifying the need for rethinking basic issues and putting forward a series of provocative propositions as a basis for discussion
Analysis of evidence by Terence Anderson( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extensively revised second edition is a rigorous introduction to the construction and criticism of arguments about questions of fact, and to the marshalling and evaluation of evidence at all stages of litigation. It covers the principles underlying the logic of proof; the uses and dangers of story-telling; standards for decision and the relationship between probabilities and proof; the chart method and other methods of analyzing and ordering evidence in fact-investigation, in preparing for trial, and in connection with other important decisions in legal processes and in criminal investigation and intelligence analysis. Most of the chapters in this new edition have been rewritten; the treatment of fact investigation, probabilities and narrative has been extended; and new examples and exercises have been added. Designed as a flexible tool for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on evidence and proof, students, practitioners and teachers alike will find this book challenging but rewarding
Blackstone's tower : the English law school by William Twining( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence and inference in history and law : interdisciplinary dialogues( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bentham by J. R Dinwiddy( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence and proof by William Twining( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together leading theoretical writings on legal fact-finding which are dispersed and not readily accessible. It contains a collection of essays written in English, largely about evidence and proof in the Anglo-American systems, and published in various legal and non-legal periodicals. These essays have been selected primarily on the basis of their significance for the general theory of evidence"--Page xv
Evidence, inference and enquiry( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from a conference held by the British Academy in London in December 2007
Facts in law : Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, ninth annual conference at Hatfield College, University of Durham, 2nd-4th April 1982 by Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (Great Britain)( Book )

20 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights, southern voices : Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Na'im, Yash Ghai and Upendra Baxi by William Twining( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology introduces the ideas of four jurists who present distinct 'Southern' perspectives on human rights
The great juristic bazaar : jurists' texts and lawyers' stories by William Twining( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some law students find jurisprudence daunting, impersonal, dry and seemingly detached from practical affairs. William Twining believes that many jurists have been fascinating people struggling with questions that are both historically significant and relevant to contemporary issues. This book brings together previously published essays that centre on three related themes: reading Juristic texts, the role of narrative in law, and relations between theory and practice. Building on a pragmatic view of jurisprudence, the author explores different ways of reading and using Juristic texts, to set them in context, to bring them to life and to engage with the reader's own concerns. He applies this approach to throw fresh light on four familiar figures - Holmes, Bentham, Hart and Llewellyn. Challenging limited agendas and parochial points of view, Twining outlines a programme for a broad approach to legal theory in the context of globalization. He satirizes some bad habits in jurisprudence and explores in depth how stories can be seductive vehicles for cheating in legal contexts, yet are essential for making sense of disputes about fact or law."--Provided by publisher
Legal fictions in theory and practice by Maksymilian Del Mar( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional collection offers the first ever full-scale analysis of legal fictions. Its focus is on fictions in legal practice, examining and evaluating their roles in a variety of different areas of practice (e.g. in Tort Law, Criminal Law, and Intellectual Property Law), and in different times and places (e.g. in Roman Law, Rabbinic Law, and the Common Law). The collection approaches the topic in part through the discussion of certain key classical statements by theorists including Jeremy Bentham, Alf Ross, Hans Vaihinger, Hans Kelsen and Lon Fuller. The collection opens with the first-ever translation into English of Kelsen's review of Vaihinger's Die Philosophie des Als Ob. The 17 chapters are divided into four parts: 1) a discussion of the principal theories of fictions, as above, with a focus on Kelsen, Bentham, Fuller and classical pragmatism; 2) a discussion of the relationship between fictions and language; 3) a theoretical and historical examination and evaluation of fictions in the common law; and 4) an account of fictions in different practice areas and in different legal cultures. The collection will be of interest to theorists and historians of legal reasoning, as well as scholars and practitioners of the law more generally, in both common and civil law traditions
Derecho y globalización by William Twining( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Construyendo una teoría jurídica en acción - Genealogía de una teoría del derecho en acción - Derecho y globalización / William Twining / - El renacimiento de la teoría jurídica general - Cartografiar el derecho - Globalización, postmodernismo y pluralismo : Santos, Haack y Calvino
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General jurisprudence : understanding law from a global perspective
Alternative Names
Tvainings, Viljams 1934-

Twining, W.L.

Twining, W. L. 1934-

Twining, William

Twining, William 1934-

Twining, William L.

Twining, William L. 1934-

Twining, William Lawrence 1934-

William Twining Professor of Jurisprudence

English (317)

Spanish (4)

German (4)

Italian (1)

Rethinking evidence : exploratory essaysTheories of evidence : Bentham and WigmoreGeneral jurisprudence : understanding law from a global perspectiveLaw in context : enlarging a disciplineAnalysis of evidence : how to do things with facts, based on Wigmore's Science of judicial proofGlobalisation and legal theoryAnalysis of evidenceEvidence and inference in history and law : interdisciplinary dialogues