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Law in a Scientific Age


reviewed by Gordon B. Baldwin 1964

coverTitle: Law in a Scientific Age
Author(s): E. W. Patterson
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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One triumph of American law is its ability to cope with many social questions arising from the growth of science and its accompanying technology. Legal techniques and institutions with roots in the distant past met, with minimum discord, the problems of the industrial revolution, and now respond to those of the space age. But in the course of these encounters, law has changed. For many years these adaptations and modifications have interested students of law, and it is not surprising that a most distinguished law professor, Edwin Patterson, selected this topic for the James S. Carpentier lectures, delivered at Columbia in 1962. In published form, they are a tightly reasoned, trenchant work which proposes "to use philosophy as a bridge between science and the law, to distinguish the material effects upon the law which are brought about partly by technological changes, to analyze the ideal effects of science upon law,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 1, 1964, p. 92-92
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2578, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 10:21:27 PM

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