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Law without values : the life, work, and legacy of Justice Holmes

Author: Albert W Alschuler
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Albert Alschuler's study of Holmes is very different from other books about him, in that it is an exercise in debunking him.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Oliver Wendell (Jurist) Holmes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert W Alschuler
ISBN: 0226015203 9780226015200 0226015211 9780226015217
OCLC Number: 43481658
Description: x, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Moral skepticism in twentieth-century American law --
A power-focused philosophy --
Would you have wanted Justice Holmes as a friend? --
The battlefield conversion of Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Holmes's opinions --
Judging the common law --
The descending trail : Holmes's path of the law --
The beatification of Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Ending the slide from Socrates and climbing back.
Responsibility: Albert W. Alschuler.
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This work paints a dark picture of Justice Holmes as a distasteful man who, among other things, espoused Social Darwinism, favoured eugenics, and as he himself acknowledged, came "devilish near to  Read more...

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