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Lawsuits in a Market Economy: The Evolution of Civil Litigation

Stephen C. Yeazell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226546254
eISBN:
9780226546421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546421.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Some describe civil litigation as little more than a drag on the economy; others hail it as the solution to most of the country’s problems Stephen C. Yeazell argues that both positions are wrong. ... More


On the Heels of Ignorance: Psychiatry and the Politics of Not Knowing

Owen Whooley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226616247
eISBN:
9780226616414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616414.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The history of American psychiatry is a history of ignorance. Underlying psychiatry’s repeated crises and its regular reincarnations, its faddish theories and epistemic somersaults, its egregious ... More


Medical Privilege in Court: Protecting Patient Confidence or Obstructing the Course to Justice?

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter compares the different legal conditions for doctors in British, American, and German courts if they were asked to give evidence on their patients. While doctors in Britain have been ... More


General Conclusions

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The conclusions of this book reflect on the conflict between individual and collective interests within the historical debates over medical confidentiality, and highlight the use of public interest ... More


How Does One Become a Trader?

Alex Preda

in Noise: Living and Trading in Electronic Finance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427348
eISBN:
9780226427515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427515.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Chapter 2 examines the links between noise and institutional trading from the viewpoint of each one’s capacity to morph into the other. While noise and institutional trading are usually regarded as ... More


All in Her Brain

Joanna Kempner

in Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226179018
eISBN:
9780226179292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226179292.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book chapter analyzes the notion that migraine has recently undergone a paradigm shift-an idea that permeates headache specialists’ narrative retellings of their discipline’s own history. ... More


Rousseau and the Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar

Heinrich Meier

in On the Happiness of the Philosophic Life: Reflections on Rousseau's Rêveries in Two Books

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226074030
eISBN:
9780226074177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074177.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Jean-Jacques Rousseau's confrontation with the question of the right life, with faith's demand for obedience and the promises of religion, in Profession de foi du Vicaire ... More


Medical Interests and Priorities

Drew Halfmann

in Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains the differing engagement of the medical associations with abortion politics by focusing on the ways in which they constructed their “interests” and priorities in the context of ... More


Questioning Authority: The State and Medicine Strike Back

Laura J. Miller

in Building Nature's Market: The Business and Politics of Natural Foods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226501239
eISBN:
9780226501406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501406.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter describes the repression of natural foods advocates by government and the health professions, hostilities that lasted for most of the twentieth century. Professional associations such as ... More


:: The Rise of Academic Economists before World War I

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

in Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226256610
eISBN:
9780226020723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The rise of academic economists to their current prominence in public life did not happen overnight. This chapter describes some aspects of the evolution of the economics profession in the United ... More


Pursuing the Lawyers' Faith: Reconvening the Campfire, Creating Storytelling Models for a Broader Ideal of Justice

in The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The legal profession faces a daunting task in constructing and serving an ideal of justice in the society. There are numerous structural and consciousness-raising steps which bars can take to ... More


The Roles of Law Schools and the Bar in Conceiving a New Profession

in The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The legal academy must find ways to recontextualize its educational process. It requires undertaking something far more difficult: continuing to teach rigorous legal analysis as well as other ... More


History Without Humanism: Culture-Historical Anthropology and the Triumph of the Museum

in Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983417
eISBN:
9780226983462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983462.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In the twentieth century, anthropologists asserted that nature and natural peoples were also historical, thus claiming the study of historical change for their discipline. Anthropologists preserved, ... More


How Much Common Ground?

in Lawyers of the Right: Professionalizing the Conservative Coalition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768335
eISBN:
9780226768366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768366.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines common experiences and goals that unite at least some lawyers interviewed for this research. It reveals no unifying philosophy, but it does identify several factors that might ... More


The Professional Wound

in The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The legal profession in America is wounded and suffering, including many of the lawyers in it. This is catalogued in numerous books, studies, and personal anecdotes. It has gone on for some time and ... More


The Dark Landscape of the Profession: The Legal Academy and the Loss of Ideals

in The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

There is a legitimate pedagogical purpose in the educational method and a great fallacy in that method as well. That fallacy is the notion that one can dismiss ideals from an educational process ... More


The Mythological Function of the Lost Ideals

in The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Myths are narratives, but they are narratives of a special and powerful kind. They are narratives which have evolved through numerous retellings until they are distilled to a purer and deeper form ... More


Professional Mythology and the Loss of Community

in The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

A frequently heard response to the loss of the old ideals of the profession—particularly by older lawyers and judges who came of age under the old regime—is to lament the passing of the old order ... More


Why the Profession Should Be Saved

in The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Professionals are not only dedicated to service as a fundamental component of their work, they are conscious of the moral significance of that service in their own lives and in the greater public ... More


A Preface to New Ideals: Coming to Terms with the Historical Masculinity of the Profession

in The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The way to heal the legal profession as a profession is to take the understanding of what a profession is—a community of people similarly trained and with shared ideals, which is consciously in ... More


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