American Legal Thought from Premodernism to Postmodernism: An Intellectual Voyage

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Oxford University Press, Jan 20, 2000 - Law - 288 pages
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The intellectual development of American legal thought has progressed remarkably quickly form the nation's founding through today. Stephen Feldman traces this development through the lens of broader intellectual movements and in this work applies the concepts of premodernism, modernism, and postmodernism to legal thought, using examples or significant cases from Supreme Court history. Comprehensive and accessible, this single volume provides an overview of the evolution of American legal thought up to the present.
 

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Contents

Introduction On Intellectual History
3
Charting the Intellectual Waters Premodernism Modernism and Postmodernism
11
Premodern American Legal Thought
49
Modern American Legal Thought
83
Postmodern American Legal Thought
137
Conclusion A Glimpse of the Future?
188
Notes
199
Index
263
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