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Perspectives on Jurisprudence: Essays in Honor of Jes Bjarup
Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
2005 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Jurisprudence is a generic term denoting the science and philosophy of law. In this respect, the word "jurisprudence" is often used to distinguish studies focusing on aspects of legal form and method from investigations concentrating on the content of the law, i.e. substantive law issues. In the Scandinavian countries, the latter often are referred to as studies in legal dogmatics. In the Scandinavian legal education, jurisprudence is a compulsory subject for most legal degrees. In the academic curricula, the discipline is referred to as the "General Theory of Law" (in Swedish, allmän rättslära). Not surprisingly, its content and objectives are often discussed. The argumentation at times has been intense, as advocates for the various theories articulate different opinions as to the true nature of law, along with accompanying convictions concerning what are, can and should be considered acceptable legal methods. In the international debate, however, the terminological distinction between jurisprudence and legal dogmatics is not always maintained. The word "jurisprudence" is sometimes apparently also used in a broader context as a synonym for "law", covering studies of both kinds. Jurisprudence thus also corresponds to legal science (in Swedish, rättsvetenskap). It is in this sense that the title of this book should be understood. This 48th volume of the Scandinavian Studies in Law (Sc.St.L.) has been dedicated to honour Professor Jes Bjarup on the occasion of his retirement from the chair in Jurisprudence at the Stockholm University Law Faculty in January 2005.

Table of Contents:

Anderson, Bruce, A Note on the Process of Introspection, p. 13-24

Blume, Peter, The Unbearable Lightness of Precedent, p. 25-38

Dalberg-Larsen, Jørgen, Alf Ross and the Sociology of Law, p. 39-50

Dufwa, Bill W., Collectivization of Tort Law: Satire, Elegy, Idyll and Realism, p. 51-64

Ebbesson, Jonas, Law and Sociology in "The Information Age", p. 65-74

Faralli, Carla, The Legacy of American Legal Realism, p. 75-82

Frändberg, Åke , Legal Equality, p. 83-98

Gräns, Minna, Some Aspects of Legal Decision Making in the Light of Cognitive Consistency Theories, p. 99-122

Harris, James W., The Elusiveness of Property, p. 123-132

Lebeck, Carl, Pre-commitments, Disagreement and the Limits of Constitutionalism, p. 133-156

Lernestedt, Claes, Concepts as Property? On the Use and Abuse of Concepts, p. 157-176

Lyles, Max, Scire leges non hoc est, verba earum tenere, sed vim ac potestatem, p. 177-202

Mahmoudi, Said, Self-Defence and International Terrorism, p. 203-214

Martin, Rex, Political Obligation: Some Problems and an Attempted Solution, p. 215-228

Munukka, Jori, Harmonisation of Contract Law: In Search of a Solution to the Good Faith Problem, p. 229-250

Pattaro, Enrico, An Overview on Practical Reason in Aquinas, p. 251-268

Paulson, Stanley L., Some Issues in the Exchange between Hans Kelsen and Erich Kaufmann, p. 269-290

Peczenik, Alexander, Theory Choice in Jurisprudence, p. 291-308

Peterson, Claes, What Has Logic Got to Do with It? On the Use of Logic in Christian Wolff's Theory of Natural Law, p. 309-320

Sandgren, Claes, Law and Reality, p. 321-328

Sandström, Marie, Law - Fact, Fiction or In Between? Axel Hägerström's Quest for Legal Realism, p. 329-340

Sartor, Giovanni, Conative Attitudes and Normative Truths, p. 341-370

Seipel, Peter, Archives in the Service of the People, p. 371-396

Spaak, Torben, Kelsen and Hart on the Normativity of Law, p. 397-414

Summers, Robert S., Forms of Phenomena that Implement State-made Law, p. 415-430

Sundberg, Jacob W.F., A Chair in Jurisprudence, p. 431-464

Sundell, Jan-Olof, Vilhelm Lundstedt - a Biographical Sketch, p. 465-478

Tiberg, Hugo, Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment, p. 479-488

Tuori, Kaarlo, The Law and its Traditions, p. 489-504

Wahlgren, Peter, The Purpose and Usefulness of Jurisprudence, p. 505-516

Varga, Csaba, Change of Paradigms in Legal Reconstruction, p. 517-530

Wiklund, Ola, The Role of Ideology in Adjudication, p. 531-540

Wood, David, Retributive and Corrective Justice, Criminal and Private Law, p. 541-582

Zamboni, Mauro, Legal Realisms and the Dilemma of the Relationship of Contemporary Law and Politics, p. 583-606

Åqvist, Lennart, Logical Aspects of Some Burden of Proof Problems in Cases of Alleged Violations of the Right to Unionize According to Swedish Labour Law, p. 607-618

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law , 2005. , 622 p.
, Scandinavian Studies in Law, ISSN 0085-5944 ; 48
National Category
Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-19583ISBN: 91-85142-62-XOAI: diva2:186107
Volumes 1-37 available in full text at from: 2007-11-29 Created: 2007-11-29 Last updated: 2009-12-22Bibliographically approved

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