John Henry Schlegel's American Legal Realism and Empirical Social Science (Studies PDF

By John Henry Schlegel

ISBN-10: 0807821799

ISBN-13: 9780807821794

ISBN-10: 080785753X

ISBN-13: 9780807857533

John Henry Schlegel recovers a mostly overlooked element of yank felony Realism, a circulate in felony suggestion within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties that sought to convey the fashionable suggestion of empirical technology into the examine and educating of legislations. during this booklet, he explores person Realist students' efforts to problem the got suggestion that the research of legislation used to be basically an issue of studying ideas and the way to control them. He argues that empirical learn used to be indispensable to felony Realism, and he explores why this sort of examine didn't, eventually, turn into part of American legislations institution curricula. Schlegel experiences the paintings of a number of sought after Realists yet concentrates at the writings of Walter Wheeler cook dinner, Underhill Moore, and Charles E. Clark. He finds how their curiosity in empirical learn used to be a manufactured from their own situations and demonstrates the impression of John Dewey's rules at the expression of that curiosity. in keeping with Schlegel, competing understandings of the function of empirical inquiry contributed to the gradual decline of this sort of examine via professors of law.

Originally released in 1995.

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