Originally published: New York : Brentano's, c1930.
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part PART ONE THE BASIC LEGAL MYTH, AND SOME OF ITS CONSEQUENCES chapter I. The Basic Myth chapter II. A Partial Explanation chapter III The Language of the Law: Lawyers as a Profession of Rationalizers chapter IV Judicial Law-Making chapter V Legal Realism chapter VI Beale, and Legal Fundamentalism chapter VII Verbalism and Scholasticism chapter VIII Childish Thought-Ways chapter IX Genetics chapter X Word-Consciousness chapter XI Scientific Training chapter XII The Judging Process and the Judge's Personality chapter XIII Mechanistic Law; Rules; Discretion; The Ideal Judge chapter XIV Illusory Precedents: The Future: Judicial Somnambulism chapter XV Painful Suspension chapter XVI. The Basic Myth and the Jury chapter XVII. Codification and the Command Theory of Law chapter XVIII. The Religious Explanation part PART TWO THE BASIC MYTH, AND CERTAIN BRILLIANT LEGAL THINKERS chapter I. Dean Roscoe Pound and the Search for Legal Certainty chapter II. Jhering and the Kingdom of Justice on Earth chapter III. Demogue's Belief in the Importance of Deluding the Public chapter IV Wurzel and the Value of Lay Ignorance chapter V The Meaning of Compromise chapter VI. The Candor of Cardozo part PART THREE CONCLUSION chapter I. Getting Rid of the Need for Father-Authority chapter II. Mr. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Completely Adult Jurist.