"Some law students find jurisprudence daunting, impersonal, dry and seemingly detached from practical affairs. William Twining believes that many jurists have been fascinating people struggling with questions that are both historically significant and relevant to contemporary issues. This book brings together previously published essays that centre on three related themes: reading Juristic texts, the role of narrative in law, and relations between theory and practice. Building on a pragmatic view of jurisprudence, the author explores different ways of reading and using Juristic texts, to set them in context, to bring them to life and to engage with the reader's own concerns. He applies this approach to throw fresh light on four familiar figures - Holmes, Bentham, Hart and Llewellyn. Challenging limited agendas and parochial points of view, Twining outlines a programme for a broad approach to legal theory in the context of globalization. He satirizes some bad habits in jurisprudence and explores in depth how stories can be seductive vehicles for cheating in legal contexts, yet are essential for making sense of disputes about fact or law."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2R.G. Collingwood's Autobiography: One Reader's Response Journal of Law and Society, 25, Blackwell, 1998, pp. 603-620 chapter 3 The Bad Man Revisited Cornell Law Review, 58, 1975, pp. 275-303 chapter 4 Academic Law and Legal Philosophy: The Significance of Herbert Hart The Law Quarterly Review, 95, Stevens, 1979, pp. 557-580 chapter 5 Talk About Realism New York University Law Review, 60, 1985, pp. 329-384 chapter 6 Karl Llewellyn's Unfinished Agenda: Law in Society and the Job of Juristic Method Chicago Papers in Legal History, University of Chicago Law School, 1993 chapter 7 Reading Bentham 'Maccabean Lecture in Jurisprudence' Proceedings of the British Academy, 75, 1989, pp. 97-141 chapter 8 Imagining Bentham Current Legal Problems, 51, Oxford University Press, pp. 1-36 chapter 9 Globalisation, Post-Modernism and Pluralism: Santos, Haack and Calvino Globalisation and Legal Theory, Butterworth, 2000, pp. 194-244 chapter 10 Reviving General Jurisprudence Transnational Legal Processes - Globalisation and Power Desparaties, M. Likosky (edition), Butterworth 2001, pp. 3-22 chapter 11 The Great Juristic Bazaar Journal o f the Society o f Public Teachers o f Law (New Series), 14, Butterworth, 1978, pp. 185-200 chapter 12 Lawyers' Stories Rethinking Evidence, Blackwell, 1990, Northwestern University Press, 1994, pp. 219-261 chapter 13 Anchored Narratives: A Comment European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 3, Kluwer Law International, 1995, pp. 106-114 chapter 14 Good Stories and True Stories Rationality, Information and Progress in Law and Psychology (Liber Amicorum Hans F. M. Crombag) Peter J. van Koppen and Nikolas H. M. Roos (eds), Metajuridica, 2000, pp. 33-42 chapter 15 Narrative and Generalizations in Argumentation about Questions of Fact South Texas Law Review, 40, 1999, pp. 351-365 chapter 16 The Ratio Decidendi of the Parable of the Prodigal Son Human Rights and Legal History: Essays in Honour of Brian Simpson, Katherine O'Donovan and Gerry R. Rubin (eds) Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 149-171.