Society and Nature

Author: Hans Kelsen
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584779861
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Kelsen, Hans Society and Nature: A Sociological Inquiry London: K. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., [1946]. viii, 391 pp. Reprinted 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779865; ISBN-10: 1584779861. Paperback. New. $65.* This interesting work offers a sociological and ethnographic perspective on Kelsen's [1881-1973] juristic thinking. His central thesis, which ranges over the history of humanity, argues that the idea of causality developed from primitive ideas of retribution. He shows how early man developed his interpretation of nature through the laws of retribution and causality, then developed our current concept of nature and society over time. He holds that the gradual emancipation of the law of causality from the principle of retribution is "the emancipation from a social interpretation of nature," a process "very important from the point of view of intellectual history." (Introduction viii). Society and Nature was originally published in 1943 to mixed reviews. It deserves a fresh appraisal for its original ideas and insights into his theory of pure positive law outlined in his General Theory of Law and State and Pure Theory of Law, both available in reprint editions by The Lawbook Exchange.

Tom Sawyer

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486129721
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Specially abridged version of Twain's classic story of the boyhood adventures of mischievous but well-meaning Tom Sawyer, who barely avoids calamity as he bounds along from one prank to another. 31 black-and-white illustrations.

The history of sexuality

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0394751221
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In this sequel to The History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction, the brilliantly original French thinker who died in 1984 gives an analysis of how the ancient Greeks perceived sexuality. Throughout The Uses of Pleasure Foucault analyzes an irresistible array of ancient Greek texts on eroticism as he tries to answer basic questions: How in the West did sexual experience become a moral issue? And why were other appetites of the body, such as hunger, and collective concerns, such as civic duty, not subjected to the numberless rules and regulations and judgments that have defined, if not confined, sexual behavior?