The Path of the Law and Its Influence

The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
Author: Steven J. Burton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521037464
Category: Law
Page: 372
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841–1935) is, arguably, the most important American jurist of the twentieth century, and his essay The Path of the Law, first published in 1898, is the seminal work in American legal theory. In it, Holmes detailed his radical break with legal formalism and created the foundation for the leading contemporary schools of American legal thought. He was the dominant source of inspiration for the school of legal realism, and his insistence on a practical approach to law and legal analysis laid the basis for the realists' later concentration upon the pragmatic and empirical aspects of law and legal procedures. This volume brings together some of the most distinguished legal scholars from the United States and Canada to examine competing understandings of The Path of the Law and its implications for contemporary American jurisprudence. For the reader's convenience, the essay is republished in an Appendix.

The Path of the Law


Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775410579
Category: Law
Page: 42
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The Path of the Law is a short essay by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. A cornerstone of his jurisprudential philosophy was the prediction theory of law, believing the law should be defined specifically as a prediction of how the courts work. In The Path of the Law Holmes argues that a criminal isn't concerned about ethics or conceptions of natural law; they are concerned about avoiding punishment and jail. "The law", therefore, should be based on prediction of what will bring about punishment via the court system.

The Essential Holmes

Selections from the Letters, Speeches, Judicial Opinions, and Other Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes,Richard A. Posner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226675541
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 374
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., has been called the greatest jurist and legal scholar in the history of the English-speaking world. In this collection of his speeches, opinions, and letters, Richard Posner reveals the fullness of Holmes' achievements as judge, historian, philosopher, and master of English style. Thematically arranged, the volume covers a rich variety of subjects from aging and death to themes in politics, personalities, and law. Posner's substantial introduction firmly places this wealth of material in its proper biographical and historical context. "A first-rate prose stylist, [Holmes] was perhaps the most quotable of all judges, as this ably edited volume shows."—Washington Post Book World "Brilliantly edited, lucidly organized, and equipped with a compelling introduction by Judge Posner, [this book] is one of the finest single-volume samplers of any author's work I have seen. . . . Posner has fully captured the acrid tang of him in this masterly anthology."—Terry Teachout, National Review "Excellent. . . . A worthwhile contribution to current American political/legal discussions."—Library Journal "The best source for the reader who wants a first serious acquaintance with Holmes."—Thomas C. Grey, New York Review of Books

The Nature of the Judicial Process


Author: Benjamin Nathan Cardozo
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Judges
Page: 180
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In this famous treatise, a Supreme Court Justice describes the conscious and unconscious processes by which a judge decides a case. He discusses the sources of information to which he appeals for guidance and analyzes the contribution that considerations of precedent, logical consistency, custom, social welfare, and standards of justice and morals have in shaping his decisions.

Lawyer's Gift Box of Wisdom


Author: Applewood Books
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781557090324
Category: Law
Page: 128
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Four hardcover Books of American Wisdom selected specifically for the legal profession.Essential knowledge for only $40,00, presented in a handsome slipcase.Boxed Set includes:The Path of the Law – Oliver Wendell Holmes defines legal responsibilities in the single most important essay about law ever written.Common Sense – Written by Thomas Paine to encourage the colonies to fight for independence from Britain.The Constitution of the United States – The complete text of the U.S. Constitution, including all of the amendments.The Declaration of Independence – America's most famous document, presented in this edition with illustrations and signers' biographies.

The Little Black Book of Lawyer's Wisdom


Author: Tony Lyons
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781510704152
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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A handy guide to legal wisdom past and present. To be a lawyer or a politician or a judge, one must dedicate their lives to serving the public good. For anyone considering a career in law or anyone interested in philosophy, politics, and/or government, herein you will find an entertaining and educational collection of legal wisdom from some of history's greatest thinkers. The road to justice is not always easy. It is fraught with conflict, scandal, adversity, and sleepless nights. It is a noble and necessary pursuit as society continues to progress and seek equality for all. Words from renowned lawyers, judges, authors, politicians, philosophers, and preachers make up this diverse assortment of over two hundred memorable, bite-sized quotations about justice, philosophy, crime, the life of a lawyer, landmark cases, and more! Included are such quotations as: "Let all laws by clear, uniform, and precise; to interpret laws is almost always to corrupt them." --Voltaire "If in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer." --President Abraham Lincoln "The first duty of society is justice." --Alexander Hamilton "A system of justice is the richer for diversity of background and experience." --U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Law of Happiness

How Spiritual Wisdom and Modern Science Can Change Your Life
Author: Henry Cloud
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439182469
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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Using new scientific research and ancient biblical truths, reveals how to close the happiness gap and attain personal joy.

The Laws of Spirit

A Tale of Transformation
Author: Millman Dan
Publisher: Dan Millman
ISBN: 0982428545
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 120
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Perhaps the most important section in Dan Millman's best-selling book, The Life You Were Born to Live was titled Laws that Change Lives. These laws, as described, were key to overcoming the specific hurdles on a given individual's life path. Different laws played critical roles for different paths. But the author considers these laws so central to all our lives that they needed a book of their own, and a more universal treatment, since anyone could benefit from applying any of these laws. As he writes: "Within the mystery of our existence, the universe operates according to spiritual laws as real as the law of gravity and as constant as the turning of the heavens. Aligning our lives to these laws can transform our relationships, careers, finances, and health. Simply put, they make life work better." The Laws of Spirit, Dan Millman's "little book of big wisdom," offers a teaching tale in which he encounters an ageless woman sage while on a mountain hike. There, in the wilderness, she takes Dan and his readers through experiences and tests in the natural world that demonstrate the power of spiritual laws of balance, choice, process, presence, compassion, faith, action, patience, , surrender, and unity. As the sage relates, "These laws belong to all of us. They rest within our hearts and at the heart of every religion and spiritual tradition." As you make your own journey through the pages of this book, you will find universal solutions to the varied challenges of our lives, leading to perspective and wisdom about the meaning and purpose of our lives here, and our connection with all of creation It begins with a single step: Open the first page of a book you will refer to again and again for inspiration and guidance on life’s journey, up the mountain path.

The Little Book of Secrets

Gentle Wisdom for Joyful Living
Author: Chris Prentiss
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 0943015634
Category: Self-Help
Page: 62
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This rare collection of time-honored wisdom gently guides, inspires, and opens us to life as it is meant to be, even in its ups and downs—joyous, peaceful, and prosperous. Chris Prentiss spent forty years searching for the world’s secrets that for thousands of years have brought people success, prosperity, and deep-down, soul-drenching happiness. The Little Book of Secrets: Gentle Wisdom for Joyful Living is the result of his quest. This delightful book shares 81 precious sayings distilled from the world’s ancient wisdom along with the author’s own perceptive comments. Both will help you find insight, peace, and guidance in our busy, modern world. These elegant principles for enlightened living cover everything from creating enduring relationships to achieving a quiet and contented heart to the best way to face conflict, loss, and danger. “Following the path of the secrets,” says Chris Prentiss, “has brought me and others to whom I have revealed the secrets all the good things we mo

A Discourse Upon the Duties of a Physician

With Some Sentiments, on the Usefulness and Necessity of a Public Hospital : Delivered Before the President and Governors of King' College, Held on the 16th of May 1769 : as Advice to Those Gentlemen who Then Received the First Medical Degrees Conferred by that University
Author: Samuel Bard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557094469
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 28
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This classic essay on the responsibilities of a doctor was first published in New York in 1769. It remains a perfect gift for a young doctor just starting out or for one who is older and wiser. This classic will be an inspiration to any who read its timeless message.

Wisdom Distilled from the Daily

Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today
Author: Joan Chittister
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062284509
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Wise and enduring spiritual guidelines for everyday living –– as relevant today as when The Rule was originally conceived by St. Benedict in fifth century Rome.

The Poems of Abraham Lincoln


Author: Abraham Lincoln
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557091338
Category: History
Page: 32
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Poems written by the future president when he returned to Indiana, where he had grown up, on a campaign trip in 1844, include "My Childhood's Home," "But Here's an Object--," and "The Bear Hunt"

A Manual for Living


Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062511114
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.

The Book of Five Rings


Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635243979
Category: Philosophy
Page: 31
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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.

The Path

What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life
Author: Michael Puett,Christine Gross-Loh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476777837
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
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For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares the lessons from his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply, and they challenge our fundamental assumptions about how to lead a fulfilled, happy, and successful life. Self-discovery, it turns out, comes through looking outward, not inward. Power comes from holding back. Good relationships come from small gestures. Spontaneity comes from practice. And excellence comes from what you choose to do, not your “natural” abilities. Counterintuitive. Countercultural. Even revolutionary. These powerful ideas have made Professor Michael Puett's course the third most popular at Harvard University in recent years, with enrollment surging every year since it was first offered in 2006. It's clear students are drawn by a bold promise Professor Puett makes on the first day of class: “These ideas will change your life.” Now he offers his course to the world.

Don Miguel Ruiz's Little Book of Wisdom

The Essential Teachings
Author: Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1938289609
Category: Conduct of life
Page: 208
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"Don Miguel Ruiz is the author of The four agreements, The mastery of love, and numerous other bestselling books. He is also one of the most influential spiritual teachers on the planet, having touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. No person has been affected more by his teachings than his own son, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., and in this groundbreaking work, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. has compiled the wisdom of his father into one little, albeit extremely powerful, book."--Inside cover flap.

The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom


Author: Dalai Lama XIV
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007164493
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 128
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A little book for those in search of words to calm and inspire. In this gift book His Holiness the Dalai Lama imparts his message: the importance of love, compassion and forgiveness.

A Mom After God's Own Heart

10 Ways to Love Your Children
Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736930914
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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The bestselling author of A Woman After God's Own Heart®(more than 700,000 copies sold) has a brand-new release! Elizabeth George's A Mother After God's Own Heart offers 10 principles to help moms make God an everyday part of their children's lives. Readers will explore how to... teach their children God's Word train them in God's ways talk to children about Jesus pray with and for them Elizabeth, who has two grown children and six grandchildren, gives practical advice and real-life suggestions for helping children—no matter what their ages—incorporate God into daily life. Elizabeth's husband, Jim, also provides biblical advice from a dad's perspective.

Wisdom of the Mystic Masters


Author: Joseph J. Weed
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666935
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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This book contains the most awesome secrets ever known to man—ready to be used by you to attain the riches, influence and joy you've always wanted! By using the staggering power of these age-old secrets—jealously guarded by the wealthiest and most influential people in history—you'll quickly discover how to release a flood of riches into your life... how to gain influence and control over others... bring new romance into your marriage or social life... gain the instant respect of everyone you meet... overcome any threat that face you now! Here is the ancient might of the Mystic Masters immediately ready to help you to the pinnacle of money, fame, and power!