First Edition of One of Cardozo's Most Important Books Cardozo, Benjamin N. [1870-1938]. The Paradoxes of Legal Science. New York: Columbia University Press, 1928. v, 142,  pp. Cloth in somewhat edgeworn dust jacket with chipping at spine ends and corners, light toning to interior, ink inscription "RWS Nov 14, 1928" to front pastedown. $500. * First edition. One of Cardozo's most important books, The Paradoxes of Legal Science is a classic statement of juristic pragmatism. As Goodhart points out, it also reveals the non-legal sources that informed his work. "His many references in these lectures to Greek philosophy show how great a part his early classical training played in the formation of his ideas; in relating his general principles to the concrete cases which, in his words, he used as a kind of legal litmus paper, he was a true Aristotelian.": Goodhart, Five Jewish Lawyers of the Common Law 59-60.
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