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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

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Author: Roscoe Pound
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,457 / 178 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.5
LoC Category: K
Downloads: 3,259
Added to site: 2010.04.29
mnybks.net#: 27539
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Essays
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be just from convention or enactment. The latter, he says, can be just only with respect to those things which by nature are indifferent. Thus when a newly reconstituted city took a living Spartan general for its eponymus, no one was bound by nature to sacrifice to Brasidas as to an ancestor, but he was bound by enactment and after all the matter was one of convention, which, in a society framed on the model of an organized kindred, required that the citizens have a common heroic ancestor, and was morally indifferent. The distinction was handed down to modern legal science by Thomas Aquinas, was embodied in Anglo-American legal thought by Blackstone, and has become staple. But it is quite out of its setting as a doctrine of mala prohibita and mala in se. An example of the distinction between law and rules of law has become the basis of an arbitrary line between the traditionally anti-social, penalized by the common law, and recently penalized infringements of newly or partially recognized s

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