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Author Berkowitz, Roger, 1968-
Title The gift of science : Leibniz and the modern legal tradition / Roger Stuart Berkowitz.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.

Author Berkowitz, Roger, 1968-
Subject Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716.
Science and law -- History.
Jurisprudence -- History.
Law -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 214 pages)
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System 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.
Summary 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 for social and economic ends.
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 B├╝rgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB) of 1900: Positive Legal Science and the End of Justice -- Conclusion -- Note on Sources -- Notes -- Index.
Note In English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780674020795 (electronic bk.)
0674020790 (electronic bk.)
0674018737 (alk. paper)
9780674018730 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.4159/9780674020795
OCLC # 631583402
Additional Format Print version: Berkowitz, Roger, 1968- Gift of science. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005 (DLC) 2005050769 (OCoLC)60798541

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