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Author Evald, Jens, author

Title Alf Ross : a life / Jens Evald
Edition First edition
Published Copenhagen, Denmark : DJØF Publishing, 2014


Description 1 online resource (375 pages)
Contents Alf Ross -- A life; Foreword; Index; Introduction. A scientific approach to life; 'Do I dare?'; The sources; About this book; CHAPTER 1. The sun rises; The family and the inheritance; Childhood and school; The study of law; His circle of friends and his 'spiritual crisis'; A 'spiritual crisis'; The smile; The trip with Stephan Hurwitz; Berlin; Duzio; 'Ich bin Däne'; Doubt and marriage; The ball at Inga's; The cancelled wedding; Hotel de Mondres, Paris; Illness; Waiting period; Wedding; CHAPTER 2. Paris, Vienna, London and Berlin; Paris; Cursus honorum; Rue Linné; Vienna; Landfall
The letter to Frederik Vinding KruseAn available standpoint; Hans Kelsen; The Vienna School and the Circle of Vienna; Contract with the devil; We hammer the keys; The Officers House; CHAPTER 3. The humiliation; The thesis is rejected; The condemned thesis; The evaluation; Behind the evaluation; Years of struggle; The nervous breakdown; The turning-point; Salvation; CHAPTER 4. Struggle, victory and shame; Swedish doctor; The doctoral defence in Uppsala; Assistant at the Faculty of Maw and Political Science; Jurist or philosopher?; 'The final battle with Vinding Kruse'
The accusations of plagiarismThe law thesis; Gunnar Myrdal; The accusations against Frederik Vinding Kruse; 'A Dane returned from Åre'; The doctoral thesis is accepted for defence; Kelsen, Hägerström and Vinding Kruse; Bent Schultzer; Victory and defeat; Docent and falling in Move; Professor of International Law; CHAPTER 5. The German refugee; The flight from Germany; The Kolbenhoff period; Walter Kolbenhoff; Walter Kolbenhoff and the reconstruction of Germany; Alf Ross and Walter Kolbenhoff; Else-Merete Ross' travels around Germany; The literary witness
CHAPTER 6. War, Socialism and DemocracyThe war; The Occupation; Textbook in international law; 'Vinding Kruse's contribution to the study of legal sources'; Frederik Vinding Kruse and the war; 'Vinding Kruse and Nazism'; International law and post-war trials; Denmark as an allied combatant in the war?; Megal science contacts are resumed; The journal case; Social Democrat; ""Why I vote for the Social Democrat party""; Why democracy?; CHAPTER 7. Contact with Norway and the journey to America; Oslo; The philosophy of law in Norway
'Oslo is a strange mixture of provincial town and Americanisation'A ski trip to Fagernes; 'My joy and greatness of redemption'; Wanderlust; The journey to America; Paris and the plan of the great journey; The purpose of the voyage to America; Currency problems; Departure; The round trip; The journey home; 'The sporting modern professor'; Else-Merete returns home; CHAPTER 8. A modern philosophy of law informed by scientific method; It's about morals; 'Thus passes the vanity of the world'; An old-fashioned jurisprudence; A modern philosophy of law informed by scientific method
Summary This is the story of Alf Ross, one of the founding fathers of the so-called Scandinavian legal realism. On the surface, the life of Alf Ross was a fairy tale; at least he had to go through an awful lot of hardship both in relation to love and work before he became an internationally known and recognized philosopher and legal scholar. But the story of Alf Ross is not a fairy tale. It is the story about a man's struggle to greatness and the consequences of such a struggle in his relationship with other people including his spouse. This is the story that is told in the book on Alf Ross. Published wi
Notes Includes index
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed July 8, 2014)
Subject Ross, Alf, 1899-1979.
Ross, Alf, 1899-1979.
Law -- Philosophy.
Jurisprudence -- Scandinavia
Law -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9788757497410 (e-book)
8757497419 (e-book)