Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
The New Method of Learnig and Teachinf Jurisprudence
(1667) According to the Principles of the Didactic Art Premised in the General Part and in the Light of Experience. A Translation of the 1667 Frankfurt
Edition with Notes and Trans, by Carmelo Massimo de Iuliis
lark, New Jersey: Talbot Publishing [imprint of The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.], 2017, xxvii, 218 pp.
The first complete English translation from the Latin of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's Nova methodus discendae docendaeque Jurisprudentiae. Better known for his contributions to philosophy, metaphysics and mathematics as co-discoverer along with Isaac Newton of calculus, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was also an attorney, diplomat, state official and judge of the Mainz court of appeals. The New Method of Learning and Teaching Jurisprudence is his prescription for a curriculum of study for lawyers and as such is an important indicator of the origins of legal education in the late renaissance year of 1667, when John Milton published Paradise Lost. Already translated into German and French, this is the first unabridged translation of the 1667 Frankfurt edition in a modern language, a new direct translation of the Latin text with notes by Carmelo Massimo de Iuliis. The translation is enhanced by De Iuliis' introduction that offers a biographical sketch of Leibniz, an overview of the reception of his ideas, and a discussion of Leibniz' views on the philosophical concepts of logic and rhetoric as applied to the study of jurisprudence and a systematic reconstruction of legal systems. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) wrote several important legal treatises. First published in 1677, Codex De Jure Suprematus dealt with issues of sovereignty, diplomacy and precedence among the states of the Holy Roman Empire. First published in 1693, the second volume in 1700, the Codex Juris Diplomaticus was a collection of annotated treaties and other source materials relating to the diplomatic history of the Guelph states, whose conflict with the Ghibbelline states was one of the major international issues of the time.
Carmelo Massimo de Iuliis, Department of Public and Private Economy Law, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Milano. .
Nueva e importante recuperación a cargo de Carmelo Massimo de Iuliis, cuya destacada labor en torno a la obra y el análisis del pensamiento leibniziano propició en 2004 la no menos fundamental De casibus perplexis in iure (1666). En más de un aspecto directa precursora de las tesis dworkinianas sobre la right answer thesis.