chapter  10
SCANDINAVIAN REALISM
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The school of Scandinavian Realist jurisprudence is best known through the writings of its founder, Hägerström (1868-1939), Lundstedt (1882-1955), Olivecrona (1897-c1980) and Ross (1899-c1980). They were opposed to metaphysical speculation and were concerned with the general investigation of the ‘fundamental facts’ of legal systems. The nature of rights and duties was of particular interest to them. The questions in this chapter call for a knowledge of the general principles of the Scandinavian school, and of the jurisprudential thought associated with Olivecrona in particular.