Jhering, Rudolf von. The Struggle for Law. Translated from the Fifth German Edition by John J. Lalor. Second Edition, with an Introduction by Albert Kocourek. Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1915. lii, 138 pp. Reprinted 1997 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363250. ISBN-10: 1886363250. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * First published in 1872, Der Kampf um's Recht discusses what the law is, how it changes and how it is used as a way of achieving social change. It attracted wide attention, was reissued in several revised editions and translated into a dozen foreign languages. Our reprint presents the standard English edition. "The pioneer of the basic modern trends in jurisprudence was a German, Rudolf von Jhering. He might appropriately be called the Mark Twain of German jurisprudence. Gifted with a rare sardonic humor, he led the revolt against philosophical abstraction and conceptualism in German jurispridence and the glorification of logic as a juristic method, which enabled the jurists to disguise the law as a system of legal mathematics." --William Seagle, "Rudolf von Jhering: Or Law as a Means to an End," University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 13 No. 1 (December 1945) 71.
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