An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

Roscoe Pound

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“Among books of similar scope, this is the recognized classic.  Those who read this book will have the strange privilege of thinking things together in the law from the beginning of world history to the moment Pound sent his writings to the printer.”—American Bar Association Journal

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law gives the reader a pragmatic glimpse of the history of legal philosophy—from early Greek and Roman codification to the juridicial analysts of the nineteenth century—and shows how this history relates to modern legal concepts.

"Among books of similar scope, this is the recognized American classic. Those who read this book will have the strange privilege of thinking things together in the law from the beginning of written history to the moment Pound sent his writings to the printer. Through this writing of Pound’s they can see what it is to deal with the whole objective world in the law as a freeman should, knowing how things have happened fortunately or unfortunately, logically or through some kind of hardly explicable human conduct.”—American Bar Association Journal

ISBN: 9780300001884
Publication Date: September 10, 1959
212 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
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