Vanderbilt Law Review

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The hazards of planning a symposium in the field of jurisprudence derive largely from the fact that the field is itself ill-defined; the legitimate "province of jurisprudence," to use Austin's phrase, has never been fully agreed upon. A historical approach seemed reasonably satisfactory, however, and what follows is a series of studies of some of the great figures in the history of legal philosophy. Happily, no one of our contributors was satisfied with simple exegesis or even with appraising matters of purely historical importance. Each study is an attempt to deal critically with a facet of its subject which is of contemporary significance.

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