Natural-law School

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Natural-law School

The natural-law school has its roots in Stoic philosophy and Roman jurisprudence; it was increasingly dominant in Europe from the Reformation to the close of the 18th century. The theory of the analytical school was first sharply formulated by the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes in his Leviathan (1651). The views of this school, however, did not originate in England. The tendency to exalt the function of the legislator appeared on the Continent at the close of the Middle Ages and was associated with the efforts of the national states to rid themselves of the chaos of varying provincial and local customs that had taken form during the Middle Ages. This end could be attained only by national legislation and has been fully attained only by the adoption of national codes. See Natural Law.

Other Schools of Jurisprudence

In the last decades, others principal schools of jurisprudence are:

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Notes

1. “Jurisprudence,”Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2000. Contributed By William O. Douglas, M.A., LL.B., LL.D. Late Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

See Also

Legal Positivism
Hans Kelsen
Schools of legal theories
Theory of Science of Law

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