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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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Annotation Moving from the scientific revolution to the nineteenth-century rise of legal codes, Berkowitz tells the story of how lawyers and philosophers invented legal science to preserve law's claim to moral authority. The "gift" of science, however, proved bittersweet. Instead of strengthening the bond between law and justice, the subordination of law to science transformed law from an ethical order into a tool  Read more...
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Berkowitz, Roger, 1968-
Gift of science.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005050769
(OCoLC)60798541
Named Person: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Berkowitz
ISBN: 9780674020795 0674020790
OCLC Number: 631583402
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 214 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Acknowledgments --
Contents --
Preface --
Note on Terminology --
Introduction: Legal Codification, Positive Law, and the Question of Science --
CHAPTER 1. Beyond Geometry: Leibniz and the Science of Law --
CHAPTER 2. The Force of Law: Will --
CHAPTER 3. Leibniz's Systema Iuris --
CHAPTER 4. From the Gesetzbuch to the Landrecht: The ALR and the Triumph of Legality --
CHAPTER 5. The Rule of Law: The Crown Prince Lectures and the Grounding of Legality in Order and Security --
CHAPTER 6. From Reason to History: Savigny's System and the Rise of Social Legal Science --
CHAPTER 7. The Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB) of 1900: Positive Legal Science and the End of Justice --
Conclusion --
Note on Sources --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Roger Stuart Berkowitz.
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