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Evolution and the common law

Author: Allan C Hutchinson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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This book offers a radical challenge to all existing accounts of the common law's development. Contrary to received jurisprudential wisdom, it maintains there is no grand theory which will explain satisfactorily the dynamic interactions of change and stability in the common law's history. Offering fresh and original readings of Charles Darwin's and Hans-Georg Gadamer's works, the book shows that law is a rhetorical  Read more...
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Charles Darwin; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Charles Darwin; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Hans Georg Gadamer; Charles Darwin; Hans-Georg Gadamer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan C Hutchinson
ISBN: 9780521849685 0521849683 9780521614917 0521614910
OCLC Number: 56752619
Description: x, 294 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Evolution and the common law : an introduction --
Darwin's excellent adventure : evolution and law --
The creationists' persistence : jurisprudence and God --
Taming the bulldog : the natural and the pragmatic --
Tracking the common law : the routine and the revolutionary --
Looking for Gadamer : traditions and transformations --
Reading between the lines : courts and constitutions --
Making changes : progress and politics --
Among the trees : a conclusion.
Responsibility: Allan C. Hutchinson.
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