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Jurisprudence by John Salmond is a comprehensive and insightful exploration of legal theory that delves into the nature of law, its sources, and its function in society. Salmond’s writing is clear and concise, making complex legal concepts accessible to readers at all levels of expertise.

One of the strengths of this book is its thorough examination of different theories of law, including positivism, natural law, and legal realism. Salmond presents these theories in a balanced and neutral manner, allowing readers to make their own judgments about the strengths and weaknesses of each perspective.

Another highlight of Jurisprudence is its discussion of the relationship between law and morality. Salmond does an excellent job of exploring the ways in which legal and ethical principles intersect and diverge, providing readers with a nuanced understanding of the complexities of this relationship.

Overall, Jurisprudence is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the study of law and legal theory. With its clear and engaging writing style, comprehensive coverage of key topics, and thought-provoking analysis, this book is sure to be a valuable addition to the library of any student or scholar of jurisprudence.

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"[This book] is written primarily for the use of those students of the law who are desirous of laying a scientific foundation for their legal education ; yet I hope that it will not be found destitute of interest by those lawyers whose academic studies lie behind them, but who have not wholly ceased to concern themselves with the theoretical and scientific aspects of the law. Further, a great part of what I have written is sufficiently free from the technicalities and details of the concrete legal system to serve the purposes of laymen"

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