An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law (Storrs Lecture Revised edition)
By: Roscoe Pound (author), Marshall DeRosa (contributor)Paperback
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In An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law, Roscoe Pound shows how philosophy has been a powerful instrument throughout the history of law. He examines what philosophy has done for some of the chief problems of the science of law and how it is possible to look at those problems philosophically without treating them in terms of a particular time period. The function of legal philosophy, writes Pound, is to rationally formulate a general theory of law which conforms to the interests, the general security first and foremost, of society. Marshall DeRosa writes in his new introduction that in the light of twentieth-century judicial politics, Roscoe Pound's philosophy of law has prevailed to a significant extent. This book's relevance to appreciating the development of the American legal system in all its complexities - including liability law, contract law, and property law - is in itself notable. But, in terms of understanding the twentieth-century development of the American rule of law, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law is indispensable.
It will make an invaluable addition to the personal libraries of legal theorists, philosophers, political scientists, and historians of American law.
Roscoe Pound was dean of the Harvard Law School. His other books include Social Control Through Law (Available from Transaction), The Spirit of the Common Law, and Interpretations of Legal History. Marshall L. DeRosa is associate professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University and Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation.
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