Society and Nature: A Sociological Inquiry

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Society and Nature: A Sociological Inquiry by Kelsen, Hans, 9781584770640
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  • ISBN: 9781584770640 | 1584770643
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2000

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The influential jurist Hans Kelsen [1881-1973] here applies his concept of the distinction between society and nature. He shows how primitive man developed his interpretation of nature, through the laws of retribution and of causality, to a modern concept of nature and society. He holds that the gradual emancipation of the law of causality from the principle of retribution is "the emancipation from a social interpretation of nature. The process shows a relation between social and natural science which is ver

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