First Edition of Richard Posner's How Judges Think; Warmly Inscribed by Him

  • How Judges Think.

How Judges Think.

$650.00

Item Number: 86259

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.

First edition of “perhaps Posner’s most illuminating work for its profound, and sometimes polemical, insights into the judicial process” (James Zirin). Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by Richard Posner on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

Richard Posner is unique in the world of American jurisprudence, a highly regarded U.S. appellate judge and a prolific and controversial writer on legal philosophy. Opinionated, sarcastic and argumentative as ever, Posner is happy to weigh in not only on how judges think, but how he thinks they should think. When sticking to explaining the nine intellectual approaches to judging that he identifies, and to the gap between legal academics and judges, and his well-formulated pragmatic approach to judging, Posner is insightful, accessible, often funny and a model of clarity.

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