Contemporary German Legal Philosophy

Contemporary German Legal Philosophy

Anniversary Collection

by James E. Herget

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

224 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780812233605
  • Published: October 1996

£64.00

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James Herget explains to American legal scholars and students the main points of the characteristic legal philosophy that has developed in the German-speaking world since World War II. After a historical introduction and overview, he discusses critical rationalism, discourse theory, rhetorical theory, systems theory, and institutional legal positivism. He concludes with a general assessment and appends biographical information.

Written for American legal scholars and students, who traditionally are exposed only to filtered versions of comparative legal traditions, this volume introduces a new world of legal theory that resonates within the context of other contemporary disciplines and German intellectual history.