Download or read book A New Introduction to Legal Method written by Paul Cliteur and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-04-12 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New Introduction to Legal Method provides a comprehensive overview of legal science and the scientific character of legal knowledge. In five chapters, the book analyses and explores: (i) legal methodology in general, the main features of different schools of thought, and the nature of science in general; (ii) American realism, which offers an ideal starting point for law students to reflect on the material they are about to study critically; (iii) rationalism, empiricism, and logical positivism, in particular the work of Karl Popper; (iv) criticisms of essentialism; (v) the ideological and philosophical background of contemporary liberal interpretation. The inclusion of Dutch, French, and German literature sources makes this law title differ from previous writings on legal science. This textbook is ideal for students of legal method, and will be of great interest to those studying legal science, jurisprudence, legal research,and legal skills.