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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A Willing Servant to an Unknown God

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Part of Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society

  • Publication planned for: February 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108475952

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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes was one of the most influential figures in American law. As a Supreme Court Justice, he wrote foundational opinions about such important constitutional issues as freedom of speech and the limits of state regulatory power. As a scholar and Massachusetts high court judge, he helped to reshape the common law for the modern industrial era. And yet, despite the many accounts of his career, Holmes himself remains an enigma. This book is the first to explore the nineteenth-century, New England influences so crucial to the formation of his character. Inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson's transcendentalism, Holmes belonged to a group of men who formulated a philosophy known as American Pragmatism that stood as an alternative to English empiricism and German rationalism. This innovative study places Holmes within the transcendentalist, pragmatist tradition and thereby unlocks his unique identity and contribution to American law. Wells's nuanced analysis will appeal to legal scholars, historians, philosophers, and general readers alike.

    • Written in clear, non-technical language
    • Examines Emersonian Transcendentalism and its effect on Holmes
    • Discusses Holmes's constitutional theories as well as his relationship with the founders of American Pragmatism
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    • Publication planned for: February 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108475952
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Part I. The Soldier's Faith
    Prologue: Memorial Day, 1884
    1. Our Comfortable Routine
    2. War is Horrible and Dull
    3. The Great Chorus of Life and Joy Begins Again
    4. For the Puritan Still Lives in New England, Thank God!
    Part II. The Journey to the Pole
    Commencement Speech: Brown University, 1897
    5. A Black and Frozen Night
    6. The Loneliness of Original Work
    7. The Master of Himself
    Epilogue: The Consummation

  • Author

    Catharine Wells, Boston College, Massachusetts
    Catharine Wells is Professor of Law at the Law School of Boston College, Massachusetts. Wells has published more than thirty articles, with a focus in the fields of tort law and American jurisprudence.

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