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jurisprudence
used in War and Peace

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Definition
the branch of philosophy concerned with the law

or:

a collection of laws
  • Prince Andrew said that for that work an education in jurisprudence was needed which he did not possess.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (21% in)
  • And that is how power is understood by the science of jurisprudence, that exchange bank of history which offers to exchange history's understanding of power for true gold.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (80% in)
  • In the domain of jurisprudence, which consists of discussions of how a state and power might be arranged were it possible for all that to be arranged, it is all very clear; but when applied to history that definition of power needs explanation.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (80% in)
  • The science of jurisprudence regards the state and power as the ancients regarded fire—namely, as something existing absolutely.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (80% in)
  • From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power—existing immutably outside time—is, but to history's questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (80% in)
  • From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power—existing immutably outside time—is, but to history's questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (80% in)
  • The theory of the transference of the collective will of the people to historic persons may perhaps explain much in the domain of jurisprudence and be essential for its purposes, but in its application to history, as soon as revolutions, conquests, or civil wars occur—that is, as soon as history begins—that theory explains nothing.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (83% in)
  • That is a question for jurisprudence.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (91% in)
  • Religion, the common sense of mankind, the science of jurisprudence, and history itself understand alike this relation between necessity and freedom.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (93% in)

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