A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

Volume 12: Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Civil Law World, Tome 1: Language Areas, Tome 2: Main Orientations and Topics

  • Enrico Pattaro
  • Corrado Roversi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Part One The German-Speaking Countries

  3. Part Two The Southern European Countries and France

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Pierre Brunet, Veronique Champeil-Desplats, Eric Millard, Carlos Miguel Herrera, Jean Louis Halpérin, André Jean Arnaud
      Pages 411-455
    3. José De Sousa e Brito, José Manuel Aroso Linhares, Luís Meneses do Vale, Ana Margarida Simões Gaudêncio, Alessandro Serpe
      Pages 503-530
  4. Part Three The Eastern European Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 545-545
    2. Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Krzysztof Płeszka, Jan Woleński
      Pages 547-586
    3. Jasminka Hasanbegović, Ivan Padjen, Marijan Pavčnik, Vihren Bouzov, Adrian-Paul Iliescu, Simina Tănăsescu
      Pages 653-694
  5. Part Four The Nordic and Low Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 695-695
    2. Henrik Palmer Olsen
      Pages 739-760
    3. Mark Van Hoecke, Arend Soeteman
      Pages 795-813
  6. Part Five Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 815-815
    2. Ronaldo Porto Macedo, Carla Henriete Bevilacqua Piccolo
      Pages 839-862
  7. Part One Natural Law Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1063-1063
    2. Stamatios Tzitzis, Guillaume Bernard
      Pages 1175-1182
    3. Antonio-Enrique Pérez Luño
      Pages 1183-1203
    4. Máté Paksy, Csaba Varga
      Pages 1219-1225
    5. Carlos I. Massini Correas
      Pages 1227-1241
  8. Part Two Legal Positivism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1243-1249
    2. Mauro Barberis, Giorgio Bongiovanni
      Pages 1307-1326
    3. Mauro Barberis, Giorgio Bongiovanni
      Pages 1327-1344
  9. Part Three Legal Realism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1359-1359
    2. Edoardo Fittipaldi
      Pages 1361-1382

About this book


A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence is the first-ever multivolume treatment of the issues in legal philosophy and general jurisprudence, from both a theoretical and a historical perspective. The work is aimed at jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. Edited by the renowned theorist Enrico Pattaro and his team, this book is a classical reference work that would be of great interest to legal and practical philosophers as well as to jurists and legal scholar at all levels. The work is divided in two parts. The theoretical part (published in 2005), consisting of five volumes, covers the main topics of the contemporary debate; the historical part, consisting of six volumes (Volumes 6-8 published in 2007; Volumes 9 and 10, published in 2009; Volume 11 published in 2011 and Volume 12 forthcoming in 2016), accounts for the development of legal thought from ancient Greek times through the twentieth century. 

Volume 12 Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Civil Law World

Volume 12 of A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence, titled Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Civil-Law World, functions as a complement to Gerald Postema’s volume 11 (titled Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World), and it offers the first comprehensive account of the complex development that legal philosophy has undergone in continental Europe and Latin America since 1900. In this volume, leading international scholars from the different language areas making up the civil-law world give an account of the way legal philosophy has evolved in these areas in the 20th century, the outcome being an overall mosaic of civil-law legal philosophy in this arc of time. Further, specialists in the field describe the development that legal philosophy has undergone in the 20th century by focusing on three of its main subjects—namely, legal positivism, natural-law theory, and the theory of legal reasoning—and discussing the different conceptions that have been put forward under these labels. The layout of the volume is meant to frame historical analysis with a view to the contemporary theoretical debate, thus completing the Treatise in keeping with its overall methodological aim, namely, that of combining history and theory as a necessary means by which to provide a comprehensive account of jurisprudential thinking. 


Analytic Jurisprudence Common-law Jurisprudence Continental Europe Dworkin General Jurisprudence H.L.A.Hart's History of Philosophy of Law Jurisprudential Thought Latin America Legal Philosophy Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century Legal Positivism Legal Pragmatism Natural-Law Theory Oliver Wendell Holmes Philosophy of Law Rule of Law Doctrine Separation of Law and Morals The Civil Law World Theory of Legal Reasoning

Editors and affiliations

  • Enrico Pattaro
    • 1
  • Corrado Roversi
    • 1
  1. 1.CIRSFID, University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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