By Roscoe Pound
This criminal consultant is a written model of lectures brought prior to the legislations university of Yale college as Storrs Lectures within the tuition yr 1921-1922.
Read Online or Download An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law PDF
Similar legal theory & systems books
Lately, there was large progress of curiosity within the connectionsbetween legislation and philosophy, however the range of ways that declare to be workingat the intersection of those disciplines may perhaps recommend that this region of inquiry is sofractured as to be incoherent. This quantity gathers prime students to supply focusedand easy articulations of the function that philosophy may well play at this junctureof the historical past of yank felony inspiration.
During the last decade, eastern businesses have made a chain of enormous, news-generating presents to quite a few usa universities, museums, and learn associations. lots of those presents have differed in either nature and significance from the contributions made via jap businesses locally.
Merciful Judgments in modern Society: criminal Problems/Legal chances explores the stress among law's desire for and dependence on merciful judgments and suspicions that often accompany them. instead of focusing totally on definitional questions or the longstanding debate in regards to the ethical worthy and value of mercy, this publication specializes in mercy as part of, and challenge, for legislations.
This e-book presents a concise and available consultant to fashionable jurisprudence, providing an exam of the main theories and a scientific dialogue of topics, corresponding to legality and justice. It offers readers a greater figuring out of the rival viewpoints via exploring the ancient advancements which provide smooth pondering its special form, and putting legislation in its political context.
Additional resources for An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
In the beginnings of law men had no more ambitious conception than a peaceable ordering of society at any cost. But the Greeks soon got a better conception of an orderly and peaceable maintaining of the social status quo. When the theory of natural law is applied to that conception, we get the notion of an 'ideal form of the social status quo--a form which expresses its nature, a perfect form of the social organization of a given civilization-as that which the legal order is to further and maintain.
Except as he could leam to plot some part of the Inevi- - table curve of legal development and save us from futile flyings in the face of the laws by which legal evolution was inevitably govem~ the jurist was powerless. Many combined this mode of thought with or grafted it on the metaphysical-historical theory and fought valiantly against"the social legislation of the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the present century with this reinforced juristic pessimism 'as a base.
It was not a matter of conscious human endeavor. The process was determined by the unfolding of an idea of right and justice or an idea of liberty which was realizing itself in human administration of justice, or by the operation of biological or psychological laws or of race characters, whose necessary result was the system of law of the time and people in question.
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law by Roscoe Pound