The Influence of the Civil War on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and American Justice

Dates: 
September 26, 2012
Times: 
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Location: 
Farnsworth Auditorium
As a young Union officer Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. experienced the violent conflict of the Civil War and was wounded three times. In the following decade he studied law and discussed philosophy with the formative American pragmatists William James, Charles Peirce and other members of the informal "Metaphysical Club" of Cambridge. This lecture will explore the influence of the Civil War on Holmes' philosophy of law and judicial career, and its relation to American pragmatism.
Lecturer Frederic R. Kellogg attended Harvard Law School and has a doctorate in Jurisprudence from George Washington.
 
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