9781107077720 hardback 1107077729 hardback 1107434653 9781107434653
Hamlyn lectures ; 2013.
"The law is not a science, for its purpose is not to find out natural facts. It is an art as architecture is an art: its function is practical, but it is enhanced by such qualities as elegance, economy and clarity. The law has two practical purposes: first, to require, forbid or penalise forms of conduct between citizen and citizen, and citizen and State; secondly, to provide formal rules for classes of human activity whose fulfilment would otherwise be confused, uncertain or ineffective. Laws in the former category include every provision for a remedy"-- Provided by publisher.
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Lecture I. The common law and state power Lecture II. The common law and extremism Lecture III. The common law and Europe.
KD671 .L395 2014
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.