Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13

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
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
Search for book at Amazon.com

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.)

To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
Purchase this Article
Purchase Law in a Scientific Age
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 1, 1964, p. 92-92
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2578, Date Accessed: 3/22/2018 11:56:41 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles
There are no related articles to display

Related Discussion
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Gordon Baldwin

Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue