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Scholars of the law: English jurisprudence from Blackstone to Hart

Scholars of the law: English jurisprudence from Blackstone to Hart

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  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Richard A. Cosgrove
  • Biografical Information: Richard Cosgrove is Professor of History at the University of Arizona and author of The Rule of Law and Our Lady the Common Law.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : New York University Press, ©1996
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/scholars-of-the-law-english-jurisprudence-from-blackstone-to-hart/ (Stable identifier)

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X, 262 pages ; 22 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Scholars of the law: English jurisprudence from Blackstone to Hart is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Richard A. Cosgrove.
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Copyright Date: 1996
  • Location: New York, N.Y.
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 8 editions
  • First edition Date: 1996
  • Last edition Date: 2006
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD640
  • Dewey Code: 340.1
  • ISBN: 0814715338 9780814715338
  • OCLC: 33334305

Publisher Description:

Law has been the missing link in modern British studies. Richard Cosgrove has begun single-handedly to change that. In unpretentious prose Cosgrove expertly guides the reader through the major works of half a dozen 'greats' as well as shrewdly assessing their current reputations. Scholars of the Law should inspire many more!
–John V. Orth, The University of North Carolina School of Law
Richard Cosgrove's Scholars of the Law begins with the emergence of the positivist belief that jurisprudence can solve the important social issues of the day. Legal theory in the twentieth century has become narrow and abstract, and contemporary theory, ever anxious to debunk elitism, ironically has become elitist itself. Charting the history of English jurisprudence through its key figures–William Blackstone, Jeremy Bentham, John Austin, Henry Maine, Thomas Erskine Holland, and H. L. A. Hart–Richard Cosgrove argues that jurisprudence must return to its interdisciplinary roots and draw upon economics, politics, and sociology. In short, theory and practice must be recombined.

Main Contents

From jurisprudence to legal philosophy
Sir William Blackstone : the intersection of positivism and natural law theory
Jeremy Bentham : the light of utility
John Austin “The matter of jurisprudence is positive law”
Sir Henry Maine : historical jurisprudence and social reform
Sir Thomas Erskine Holland : the transition to modern academic law
H.L.A. Hart : law & morality reconsidered
Conclusion.

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