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The Gift of Science

Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition

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$75.50 • £60.95 • €68.00

ISBN 9780674018730

Publication Date: 10/30/2005


234 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Note on Terminology
  • Introduction: Legal Codification, Positive Law, and the Question of Science
  • Part I: From Insight to Science: Leibniz’s Scientific Foundation of Justice
    • 1. Beyond Geometry: Leibniz and the Science of Law
    • 2. The Force of Law: Will
    • 3. Leibniz’s Systema Iuris
  • Part II: The Allgemeines Landrecht: From Recht to Gesetz
    • 4. From the Gesetzbuch to the Landrecht: The ALR and the Triumph of Legality
    • 5. The Rule of Law: The Crown Prince Lectures and the Grounding of Legality in Order and Security
  • Part 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
    • 7. The Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB) of 1900: Positive Legal Science and the End of Justice
  • Conclusion
  • Note on Sources
  • Notes
  • Index

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