Darwin-L Message Log 2:38 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:38>From junger@samsara.law.cwru.edu  Fri Oct  8 12:45:24 1993

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 93 13:42:47 EDT
From: junger@samsara.law.cwru.edu (Peter D. Junger)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Quote from Nietzsche

Harold J. Berman, in Law and Revolution, says:  "As Friedrich Nietzsche
once said, nothing that has a history can be defined."

This quote seems to have an obvious relevance to the discussions on this
list, especially the more technical ones that worry about what evolution
_really_ is.  And it seems, when one thinks about it, to be obviously
true.  But where does the quote come from?

--Peter Junger

By the way, some time ago I think I posted a message to this list in
which I said that Maine had said something like "the forms of action are
dead and buried, but they rule us from the grave."  If I said that, I
was wrong.  The remark was made by Maitland, the greatest historian of
the common law.

Sorry about that.

Peter D. Junger

Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, OH

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