A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

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A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence is the first-ever multivolume treatment of the issues in legal philosophy and general jurisprudence, from both a theoretical and a historical perspective. The work is aimed at jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. Edited by the renowned theorist Enrico Pattaro and his team, this book is a classical reference work that would be of great interest to legal and practical philosophers as well as to jurists and legal scholar at all levels. The work is divided The theoretical part (published in 2005), consisting of five volumes, covers the main topics of the contemporary debate; the historical part, consisting of six volumes (Volumes 6-8 published in 2007; Volumes 9 and 10, published in 2009; Volume 11 published in 2011 and volume 12 forthcoming in 2012/2013), accounts for the development of legal thought from ancient Greek times through the twentieth century. The entire set will be completed with an index. Volume 11 Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World offers a fresh, philosophically engaged, critical interpretation of the main currents of jurisprudential thought in the English-speaking world of the 20th century. It tells the tale of two lectures and their legacies: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.a€™s a€œThe Path of Lawa€ (1897) and H.L.A. Harta€™s Holmes Lecture, a€œPositivism and the Separation of Law and Moralsa€ (1958). Holmesa€™s radical challenge to late 19th century legal science gave birth to a rich variety of competing approaches to understanding law and legal reasoning from realism to economic jurisprudence to legal pragmatism, from recovery of key elements of common law jurisprudence and rule of law doctrine in the work of Llewellyn, Fuller and Hayek to root-and-branch attacks on the ideology of law by the Critical Legal Studies and Feminist movements. Hart, simultaneously building upon and transforming the undations of Austinian analytic jurisprudence laid in the early 20th century, introduced rigorous philosophical method to English-speaking jurisprudence and offered a reinterpretation of legal positivism which set the agenda for analytic legal philosophy to the end of the century and beyond. A wide-ranging debate over the role of moral principles in legal reasoning, sparked by Dworkina€™s fundamental challenge to Harta€™s theory, generated competing interpretations of and fundamental challenges to core doctrines of Harta€™s positivism, including the nature and role of conventions at the foundations of law and the methodology of philosophical jurisprudence.Southern California Law Review 62:995a€“1095. Reimann, Mathias W. 1992. Holmes and German Legal Science. In The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Ed. Robert W. Gordon, 72a€“114. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Rescorlaanbsp;...

Title:A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence
Author:Gerald Postema
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-08-05


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