A Beautiful Life: Some Lessons for Legal Scholars

7 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2013 Last revised: 6 Mar 2014

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F. E. Guerra-Pujol

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; University of Central Florida

Date Written: March 5, 2014


The author reviews Jeremy Adelman's biography of Albert O. Hirschman ("Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman," Princeton University Press, 2013). In particular, the author considers three episodes in Hirschman's life that not only expose the secret life of the scholar but also offer important lessons about law and legal scholarship generally.

Keywords: Albert O. Hirschman, emotions, enforcement, evasion

JEL Classification: B31, K42

Suggested Citation

Guerra-Pujol, F. E., A Beautiful Life: Some Lessons for Legal Scholars (March 5, 2014). Mississippi College School of Law Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2283340 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2283340

F. E. Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )

University of Central Florida ( email )

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