jurisprudence has definitions from the fields of law,philosophy
[ noun ] (law,philosophy) the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

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(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

Hidden behind Hegelian abstractions were more practical reasons for a changing jurisprudence .

The displacement ( at_least to a considerable extent ) of the ethical jurisprudence of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by positivism reshaped both international_law theory and doctrine .

[ noun ] (law) the collection of rules imposed by authority




"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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