The Essential Holmes

The Essential Holmes
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 022627988X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Holmes Book Excerpt:

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., has been called the greatest jurist and legal scholar in the history of the English-speaking world. In this collection of his speeches, opinions, and letters, Richard Posner reveals the fullness of Holmes' achievements as judge, historian, philosopher, and master of English style. Thematically arranged, the volume covers a rich variety of subjects from aging and death to themes in politics, personalities, and law. Posner's substantial introduction firmly places this wealth of material in its proper biographical and historical context. "A first-rate prose stylist, [Holmes] was perhaps the most quotable of all judges, as this ably edited volume shows."—Washington Post Book World "Brilliantly edited, lucidly organized, and equipped with a compelling introduction by Judge Posner, [this book] is one of the finest single-volume samplers of any author's work I have seen. . . . Posner has fully captured the acrid tang of him in this masterly anthology."—Terry Teachout, National Review "Excellent. . . . A worthwhile contribution to current American political/legal discussions."—Library Journal "The best source for the reader who wants a first serious acquaintance with Holmes."—Thomas C. Grey, New York Review of Books

The Pragmatism and Prejudice of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

The Pragmatism and Prejudice of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
Author: Seth Vannatta
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-06-26
ISBN: 149856125X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pragmatism and Prejudice of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Book Excerpt:

The Pragmatism and Prejudice of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. examines the varied categories scholars have used to describe the philosophy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. These include, “Jobbist,” Nihilist, Realist, Social Darwinist, Utilitarian, Positivist, Natural Law Theorist, and Pragmatist.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
Author: G. Edward White
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1995-11-16
ISBN: 9780198024330
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Book Excerpt:

By any measure, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., led a full and remarkable life. He was tall and exceptionally attractive, especially as he aged, with piercing eyes, a shock of white hair, and prominent moustache. He was the son of a famous father (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., renowned for "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"), a thrice-wounded veteran of the Civil War, a Harvard-educated member of Brahmin Boston, the acquaintance of Longfellow, Lowell, and Emerson, and for a time a close friend of William James. He wrote one of the classic works of American legal scholarship, The Common Law, and he served with distinction on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was actively involved in the Court's work into his nineties. In Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, G. Edward White, the acclaimed biographer of Earl Warren and one of America's most esteemed legal scholars, provides a rounded portrait of this remarkable jurist. We see Holmes's early life in Boston and at Harvard, his ambivalent relationship with his father, and his harrowing service during the Civil War (he was wounded three times, twice nearly fatally, shot in the chest in his first action, and later shot through the neck at Antietam). White examines Holmes's curious, childless marriage (his diary for 1872 noted on June 17th that he had married Fanny Bowditch Dixwell, and the next sentence indicated that he had become the sole editor of the American Law Review) and he includes new information on Holmes's relationship with Clare Castletown. White not only provides a vivid portrait of Holmes's life, but examines in depth the inner life and thought of this preeminent legal figure. There is a full chapter devoted to The Common Law, for instance, and throughout the book, there is astute commentary on Holmes's legal writings. Indeed, White reveals that some of the themes that have dominated 20th-century American jurisprudence--including protection for free speech and the belief that "judges make the law"--originated in Holmes's work. Perhaps most important, White suggests that understanding Holmes's life is crucial to understanding his work, and he continually stresses the connections between Holmes's legal career and his personal life. For instance, his desire to distinguish himself from his father and from the "soft" literary culture of his father's generation drove him to legal scholarship of a particularly demanding kind. White's biography of Earl Warren was hailed by Anthony Lewis on the cover of The New York Times Book Review as "serious and fascinating," and The Los Angeles Times noted that "White has gone beyond the labels and given us the man." In Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, White has produced an equally serious and fascinating biography, one that again goes beyond the labels and gives us the man himself.

Pragmatic Modernism

Pragmatic Modernism
Author: Lisi Schoenbach
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN: 0190207345
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pragmatic Modernism Book Excerpt:

Modernism has long been understood as a radical repudiation of the past. Reading against the narrative of modernism-as-break, Pragmatic Modernism traces an alternative strain of modernist thought that grows out of pragmatist philosophy and is characterized by its commitment to gradualism, continuity, and recontextualization. It rediscovers a distinctive response to the social, intellectual, and artistic transformations of modernity in the work of Henry James, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Dewey, and William James. These thinkers share an institutionally-grounded approach to change which emphasizes habits, continuities, and daily life over spectacular events, heroic opposition, and radical rupture. They developed an active, dialectical attitude that was critical of complacency while refusing to romanticize moments of shock or conflict. Through its analysis of pragmatist keywords, including "habit," "institution," "prediction," and "bigness," Pragmatic Modernism offers new readings of works by James, Proust, Stein, and Andre Breton, among others. It shows, for instance, how Stein's characteristic literary innovation--her repetitions--aesthetically materialize the problem of habit; and how institutions--businesses, museums, newspapers, the law, and even the state itself--help to construct the subtlest of personal observations and private gestures in James's novels. This study reconstructs an overlooked strain of modernism. In so doing, it helps to re-imagine the stark choice between political quietism and total revolution that has been handed down as modernism's legacy.

The Hidden Holmes

The Hidden Holmes
Author: David Rosenberg (Professor of law)
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780674390027
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Holmes Book Excerpt:

This bold book challenges a contemporary consensus on the titanic figure of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Holmes is the acknowledged source of twentieth-century tort law, but David Rosenberg takes sharp issue with the current portrayal of Holmes as a legal formalist in torts who opposed the notion of strict liability and dogmatically advocated a universal rule of negligence, primarily to subsidize industrial development. Marshaling the evidence found in Holmes' classic The Common Law and other writings, the author reveals that the opposite was the case, and, in the process, raises troubling questions about the present state of legal scholarship. It was Holmes who founded the modern conception and justification of strict liability. He envisioned an expansive role for strict liability to augment the negligence rule in preventing and redressing injury from industrial activity. This recovery of Holmes' theory of torts provides new insights into the nature of the jurisprudence that launched the American legal realist movement, and also overturns standard interpretations of the history of tort law. Rejecting the prevailing view that either strict liability or negligence reigned exclusively, Holmes and his contemporaries reconciled the existence of both rules, and advocated reforms of tort law to protect society from the unprecedented hazards of industrial life. The parallel drawn by the book between their response and ours in grappling with the novel problem of mass torts confirms Holmes' belief in the adaptive genius of the common law.

The Fundamental Holmes

The Fundamental Holmes
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes,Ronald K. L. Collins
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2010-07-19
ISBN: 0521143896
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fundamental Holmes Book Excerpt:

This is the first anthology of Oliver Wendell Holmes's writings, speeches, and opinions concerning freedom of expression. Prepared by a noted free speech scholar, the book contains eight original essays designed to situate Holmes's works in historical and biographical context. The volume is enriched by extensive commentaries concerning its many entries, which consist of letters, speeches, book excerpts, articles, state court opinions, and U.S. Supreme Court opinions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Pragmatism and the Jurisprudence of Agon

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr   Pragmatism  and the Jurisprudence of Agon
Author: Allen Mendenhall
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 1611487927
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Pragmatism and the Jurisprudence of Agon Book Excerpt:

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s dissents are influential because of their literary qualities of superfluity and energy he inherited from Emerson. The aesthetic style of his dissents reflects his theory of the common law that rejected depictions of fixed and unchanging rules in favor of an evolutionary view.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Pragmatism and Neuroscience

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr   Pragmatism and Neuroscience
Author: Jay Schulkin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2019-08-17
ISBN: 3030231003
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Pragmatism and Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

This book explores the cultures of philosophy and the law as they interact with neuroscience and biology, through the perspective of American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Jr., and the pragmatist tradition of John Dewey. Schulkin proposes that human problem solving and the law are tied to a naturalistic, realistic and an anthropological understanding of the human condition. The situated character of legal reasoning, given its complexity, like reasoning in neuroscience, can be notoriously fallible. Legal and scientific reasoning is to be understood within a broader context in order to emphasize both the continuity and the porous relationship between the two. Some facts of neuroscience fit easily into discussions of human experience and the law. However, it is important not to oversell neuroscience: a meeting of law and neuroscience is unlikely to prove persuasive in the courtroom any time soon. Nevertheless, as knowledge of neuroscience becomes more reliable and more easily accepted by both the larger legislative community and in the wider public, through which neuroscience filters into epistemic and judicial reliability, the two will ultimately find themselves in front of a judge. A pragmatist view of neuroscience will aid and underlie these events.

The Essential Ernest Holmes

The Essential Ernest Holmes
Author: Ernest Holmes
Publsiher: TarcherPerigee
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2002-08-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Ernest Holmes Book Excerpt:

Presents a compilation of key writings by the founder of the United Church of Religious Science discussing his basic spiritual tenents and most important ideas.

Each Hour Redeem

Each Hour Redeem
Author: Daylanne K. English
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-03-29
ISBN: 1452939454
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Each Hour Redeem Book Excerpt:

Each Hour Redeem advances a major reinterpretation of African American literature from the late eighteenth century to the present by demonstrating how its authors are centrally concerned with racially different experiences of time. Daylanne K. English argues that, from Phillis Wheatley to Suzan-Lori Parks, African American writers have depicted distinctive forms of temporality to challenge racial injustices supported by dominant ideas of time. The first book to explore the representation of time throughout the African American literary canon, Each Hour Redeem illuminates how the pervasive and potent tropes of timekeeping provide the basis for an overarching new understanding of the tradition. Combing literary, historical, legal, and philosophical approaches, Each Hour Redeem examines a wide range of genres, including poetry, fiction, drama, slave narratives, and other forms of nonfiction. English shows that much of African American literature is characterized by “strategic anachronism,” the use of prior literary forms to investigate contemporary political realities, as seen in Walter Mosley’s recent turn to hard-boiled detective fiction. By contrast, “strategic presentism” is exemplified in the Black Arts Movement and the Harlem Renaissance and their investment in contemporary political potentialities, for example, in Langston Hughes and Amiri Baraka’s adaptation of the jazz of their eras for poetic form and content. Overall, the book effectively demonstrates how African American writers have employed multiple and complex conceptions of time not only to trace racial injustice but also to help construct a powerful literary tradition across the centuries.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
Author: G. Edward White
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2006-03-01
ISBN: 9780199726905
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Book Excerpt:

Known as the "Great Dissenter," Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. wrote some of the most eloquent opinions in the history of the United States Supreme Court. A brilliant legal mind who served on the high court into his nineties, Holmes was responsible for some of the most important judicial opinions of the twentieth century. Now, in this superb short biography, G. Edward White offers readers a lively, informative portrait of this singular individual. The book first sketches Holmes's early years--his childhood in Boston, his undergraduate years at Harvard (which his father and both grandfathers also attended), and his valiant service in the Civil War, during which he was severely wounded three times. After the war, Holmes went into private law practice, wrote his landmark treatise The Common Law in 1881, had a short tenure on the Harvard Law School faculty, and spent 20 years as a judge on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts before being named to the U.S. Supreme Court. The author focuses on his remarkable 30-year service as a Supreme Court Justice, beginning in 1902, and details Holmes's most significant cases--Abrams v. United States, Northern Securities Co. v. United States, Lochner v. New York, Schenck v. United States, and others--which limited working hours, set a mandatory minimum wage, protected women's rights, legalized labor unions, and defined freedom of speech. These decisions--as well as The Common Law--are highly regarded to this day. A new volume in the Lives and Legacy series, this marvelous short biography offers an ideal introduction to a towering figure in American law.

Holmes and Frankfurter

Holmes and Frankfurter
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (Jr.),Felix Frankfurter
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780874517583
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holmes and Frankfurter Book Excerpt:

The first publication of an extensive correspondence between two of the century's greatest American jurists.

Holmes Sheehan Correspondence

Holmes Sheehan Correspondence
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (Jr.),Patrick Augustine Sheehan
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780823215256
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holmes Sheehan Correspondence Book Excerpt:

A slim book containing the correspondence between Holmes and an Irish priest whom he met in 1903 and with whom he corresponded until Sheehan's death in 1913. The letters deal with the age-old issues of faith and doubt and bring forth a little recognized dimension of Holmes's thinking. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Author: G. Edward White
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2000-01-20
ISBN: 0195116674
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes Book Excerpt:

A biography of the well-known philosopher and judge, with emphasis on his influential thirty-year tenure as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Oliver Wendell Holmes  Jr
Author: Susan-Mary Grant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN: 1135133387
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Book Excerpt:

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., was one of the most influential jurists of his time. From the antebellum era and the Civil War through the First World War and into the New Deal years, Holmes' long life and career as a Supreme Court Justice spanned an eventful period of American history, as the country went from an agrarian republic to an industrialized world power. In this concise, engaging book, Susan-Mary Grant puts Holmes' life in national context, exploring how he both shaped and reflected his changing country. She examines the impact of the Civil War on his life and his thinking, his role in key cases ranging from the issue of free speech in Schenck v. United States to the infamous ruling in favor of eugenics in Buck v. Bell, showing how behind Holmes’ reputation as a liberal justice lay a more complex approach to law that did not neatly align with political divisions. Including a selection of key primary documents, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. introduces students of U.S., Civil War, and legal history to a game-changing figure and his times.

Oliver Wendell Holmes A Life in War Law and Ideas

Oliver Wendell Holmes  A Life in War  Law  and Ideas
Author: Stephen Budiansky
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN: 0393634736
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes A Life in War Law and Ideas Book Excerpt:

“Consistently gripping.… [I]t’s possessed of a zest and omnivorous curiosity that reflects the boundless energy of its subject.” —Steve Donoghue, Christian Science Monitor Oliver Wendell Holmes escaped death twice as a young Union officer in the Civil War. He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage, unremitting scorn for dogma, and an insatiable intellectual curiosity. During his nearly three decades on the Supreme Court, he wrote a series of opinions that would prove prophetic in securing freedom of speech, protecting the rights of criminal defendants, and ending the Court’s reactionary resistance to social and economic reforms. As a pioneering legal scholar, Holmes revolutionized the understanding of common law. As an enthusiastic friend, he wrote thousands of letters brimming with an abiding joy in fighting the good fight. Drawing on many previously unpublished letters and records, Stephen Budiansky offers the fullest portrait yet of this pivotal American figure.

Oliver Wendell Holmes in Paris

Oliver Wendell Holmes in Paris
Author: William C. Dowling
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781584655800
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes in Paris Book Excerpt:

An innovative study that links the themes of Holmes's best-known literary works to his medical training in nineteenth-century Paris.

Book Review Of The Essential Holmes Selections from the Letters

Book Review Of  The Essential Holmes  Selections from the Letters
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review Of The Essential Holmes Selections from the Letters Book Excerpt:

Common Law and Natural Law in America

Common Law and Natural Law in America
Author: Andrew Forsyth
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN: 110847697X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Law and Natural Law in America Book Excerpt:

Presents an ambitious narrative and fresh re-assessment of common law and natural law's varied interactions in America, 1630 to 1930.

The Essential Ernest Holmes

The Essential Ernest Holmes
Author: Jesse Jennings
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-08-26
ISBN: 1585421812
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Ernest Holmes Book Excerpt:

Here, in one volume, is a selection of the core and essential writings by internationally renowned scholar, mystic, and author Ernest Holmes, providing readers with a library of the most important ideas in the religious psychology that Holmes defined. The Essential Ernest Holmes comprises selections from classic works such as This Thing Called You, The Science of Mind textbook, and Creative Mind and Success-but also included are brilliant passages from some of Holmes's lesser-known works, such as The Voice Celestial, as well as a generous sampling from articles and lectures. The book features remembrances of the beloved sage and teacher from the works of his contemporaries; a chronology of Holmes's life and work; and an accessible introduction by editor Jesse Jennings that frames Holmes's body of ideas for all readers.