The Problems of Jurisprudence
By (author) Richard A. Posner
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Problems of Jurisprudence by Richard A. Posner
Book DescriptionIn this book, one of America's most distinguished scholar-judges puts forward his vision of the law. For the past 2000 years, the philosophy of law has been dominated by two rival doctrines. One contends that law is more than politics and yields, in the hands of skillful judges, correct answers to even the most difficult legal questions; the other maintains that law is politics through and through and that judges wield essentially arbitrary powers. Rejecting these doctrines as too metaphysical in the first instance and too nihilistic in the second, Richard Posner argues for a pragmatic jurisprudence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674708761
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard A. Posner
Divergent Paths, Hardback (January 2016)
Judges and legal scholars talk past one another, if they have any conversation at all. Academics criticize judicial decisions in theoretical terms, which leads many judges to dismiss academic discourse as divorced from reality. Richard Posner reflects on the causes and consequences of this widening gap and what can be done to close it.
Reflections on Judging, Hardback (October 2013)
Presents the main obstacles to coping with the dizzying pace of technological advance. The author calls for legal realism - gathering facts, considering context, and reaching a sensible conclusion that inflicts little collateral damage on other areas of the law.
Behavior of Federal Judges, Hardback (January 2013)
Federal judges are not just robots or politicians in robes, yet their behavior is not well understood, even among themselves. Using statistical methods, a political scientist, an economist, and a judge construct a unified theory of judicial decision-making to dispel the mystery of how decisions from district courts to the Supreme Court are made.
Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era, Hardback (March 2012)» View all books by Richard A. Posner
Henry Friendly is frequently grouped with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, and Learned Hand as the best American jurists of the twentieth century. In this first, comprehensive biography of Friendly, Dorsen opens a unique window onto how a judge of this caliber thinks and decides cases, and how Friendly lived his life.
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Author Biography - Richard A. Posner
Richard A. Posner is Circuit Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.
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