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The Problems of Jurisprudence

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Description for The Problems of Jurisprudence Paperback. The philosophy of law has long been dominated by two rival doctrines, one stating that law is far more than politics, and the other claiming that it is purely politics, with judges wielding arbitrary powers. Posner rejects these as either too metaphysical or nihilistic, and argues for pragmatism. Num Pages: 512 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; LAB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 229 x 155 x 32. Weight in Grams: 706.

In this book, one of our country’s most distinguished scholar-judges shares with us his vision of the law. For the past two thousand years, the philosophy of law has been dominated by two rival doctrines. One contends that law is more than politics and yields, in the hands of skillful judges, correct answers to even the most difficult legal questions; the other contends that law is politics through and through and that judges wield essentially arbitrary powers. Rejecting these doctrines as too metaphysical in the first instance and too nihilistic in the second, Richard Posner argues for a pragmatic jurisprudence, ... Read more

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Harvard University Press
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Cambridge, Mass, United States
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About Richard A. Posner
Richard A. Posner retired as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2017. He was previously a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

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Richard Posner is one of the nation’s most influential thinkers… He spearheaded the law and economics movement that has, in the eyes of many, revolutionized the entire legal enterprise… The bulk of his book consists of close analyses…and crucial discussions…all of which are bolstered by an impressive array of references to the rich literature of contemporary law, philosophy, science and ... Read more

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