Introduction to Jurisprudence
presents a comparative legal philosophy, on one hand, of the
Hindu, Muslim and Chinese thought relating to the eastern
world and communist philosophy of Russia, and on the other
hand, western philosophy of the Greek, Roman, British and
American thinkers. Although brief role of German, Australian
and others thinkers for various other nations have also been
taken up for consideration.
The book is divided into nineteen chapters. The first part
of the book has six chapters. The first chapter deals with a
brief outlook of the whole subject. Its gives a description
of the real meaning of jurisprudence. The scope of
jurisprudence and the relation of jurisprudence with other
social sciences have also been taken up for study. Second
chapter describes the meaning of law. A good discussion of
thought of available philosophers of law has been taken up
along with a new approach to existing law and future trends.
Third chapter deals with the purpose of law and
classification. Fourth chapter is about the administration
of justice and morals. It also provided the natural keys to
various theories of punishment, whether of civil or criminal
type. Fifth chapter shows a comparative table of law and
justice in western concept with the concept of Dharma and
Nyaya of Indian oriental philosophy. Sixth chapter deals
with the concept of state and sovereignty.
The second part of the book provides details about sources
of law. Chapter seven describes concept and classification
of source of law. Chapter eight provides description of
first source of law, i.e. legislation. Chapter nine likewise
details about precedents. Chapter ten discloses concept of
and lastly chapter eleventh describes all the non-formal
sources of law.
Part third provides details about techniques of law. Chapter
twelve describes full details about legal rights. Chapter
thirteen likewise submit details of ownership and
possession. Likewise chapter fourteen gives us details of
legal person. Concepts of title and liability have been
considered in chapter fifteen and sixteen respectively.
Chapter seventeen and eighteen provides us details of law of
property and law of obligation. Chapter nineteen provides us
discussion about law of procedure.