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The gift of science : Leibniz and the modern legal tradition

Author: Roger Berkowitz
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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Genre/Form: History
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Berkowitz, Roger, 1968-
Gift of science.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607702068
Online version:
Berkowitz, Roger, 1968-
Gift of science.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)631583402
Named Person: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Berkowitz
ISBN: 0674018737 9780674018730
OCLC Number: 60798541
Description: xviii, 214 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Legal Codification, Positive Law, and the Question of Science 1 --
I From Insight to Science: Leibniz's Scientific Foundation of Justice --
1 Beyond Geometry: Leibniz and the Science of Law 17 --
2 The Force of Law: Will 28 --
3 Leibniz's Systema Iuris 54 --
II The Allgemeines Landrecht: From Recht to Gesetz --
4 From the Gesetzbuch to the Landrecht: The ALR and the Triumph of Legality 71 --
5 The Rule of Law: The Crown Prince Lectures and the Grounding of Legality in Order and Security 87 --
III From Science to Technique: Friedrich Carl von Savigny, the BGB, and the Self-Overcoming of Legal Science --
6 From Reason to History: Savigny's System and the Rise of Social Legal Science 109 --
7 The Burgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB) of 1900: Positive Legal Science and the End of Justice 137.
Responsibility: Roger Stuart Berkowitz.

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