The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

On his retirement from the Supreme Court at the age of 90 in 1932, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr was celebrated as few judges have ever been, beloved and revered as a national treasure Holmes s influence, magnified into legend by the attention he has continued to receive, has helped to constitute the identity of the legal profession, the conception of the judicial function,On his retirement from the Supreme Court at the age of 90 in 1932, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr was celebrated as few judges have ever been, beloved and revered as a national treasure Holmes s influence, magnified into legend by the attention he has continued to receive, has helped to constitute the identity of the legal profession, the conception of the judicial function, and the role of the public intellectual in modern American culture The present collection of seven essays attempts to view Holmes s work apart from the restricted framework supplied by traditional jurisprudence by reassessing Holmes as an intellectual, a legal theorist, and an iconic public figure and culture hero Each essay adds something new and distinctive to the scholarly controversies that have surrounded Holmes for over a century J W Burrow begins the volume by looking at Holmes s relations to various strands of Victorian social thought she next three essays approach, each from a different angle, the problem of Holmes s relationship to formalism or classical orthodoxy in legal thought Morton Horwitz provides a sweeping reassessment of the development of Holmes s legal thinking between the early period of the 1870 s and 1880 s and The Path of the Law in 1897 Mathias Reimann presents the first thorough exploration of Holmes s use misuse, often of German philosophy, notably his discrediting, in The Common Law, of the legacy of Kant and Hegel Stephen Diamond approaches Holmes s jurisprudence and his broader social and personal views by another original pathway, his legal opinions in taxation cases and his private views on taxation The final three essays consider Holmes as a man of letters and representative man of the American scene, both as he created himself and as he was created by others Robert Ferguson shows how Holmes deliberately went about the work of fashioning the public persona of a judge Peter Gibian shows how Holmes s construction of his public style was
The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr On his retirement from the Supreme Court at the age of in Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr was celebrated as few judges have ever been beloved and revered as a national treasure Holmes s influence

  • Title: The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
  • Author: Robert W. Gordon Neil MacCormick William Twining
  • ISBN: 9780804719896
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
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    • Robert said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This is a book of essays with each contributor addressing a different aspect of Holmes’s legacy. These essays are thorough works, delving into areas that illuminate and provide nuance and background on Oliver Wendell Holmes, his approach, and his work.The essays cover Holmes’s intellectual milieu, his approach to law and the constitution, his classic book “The Common Law”, his views on taxation and obligation, the relationship with his father (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.), and his followe [...]

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