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By Jens Evald

Alf Ross (1899-1979) used to be a well known Danish felony and ethical thinker, a pupil of foreign legislation, and one of many founding fathers of the so-called Scandinavian felony realism. at the floor, the lifetime of Alf Ross could have been thought of a fairy story. Ross needed to battle through difficulty, either on the subject of love and paintings, ahead of he grew to become an across the world recognized and famous thinker and felony student. yet, the tale of Alf Ross isn't really a fairy story. it's the tale of a man's fight to greatness and the implications of the sort of fight in his courting with other folks, together with his wife. This e-book provides the non-public existence tale of Alf Ross.

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From the autumn of 1921 Ross kept a work diary ‘like the engine diary in steamers in areas of unlimited speed’. In these diaries we can follow his struggle with the law of the sea, law of obligations, etc. In the summer of 1922 Alf Ross passed the law exam with distinction and with a composite mark of 206, way ahead of the second best mark of 180 and a half, which was achieved by Hermod Lannung, a later Member of Parliament for the liberals. $OI5RVVKDG¿QLVKHGKLVVWXGLHVLQIRXUDQG a half years with an outstanding result, which astounded his fellow students.

But what I do not have is a woman who loves me,’ he wrote on 6th October 1923. In Alf Ross’ opinion, what had come between him and Else-Merete was her impossible dream to pursue studies: ‘What use is it that my thoughts say that it cannot serve any purpose when you still fancy yourself a student. When are you going to fully admit to \RXUVHOIWKDWLQWKLV¿HOG\RXDUH±IRUWXQDWHO\±RQO\DWHUULEOHGLOHWWDQWH"¶7KH epithet dilettante upset Else-Merete, but she accepted his evaluation. However, she also knew how to repay in the same coin: ‘You ask when I will admit that I remain a dilettante student.

My plans become grand DQGVKLQ\¿UVWO\WKHGRFWRUDOWKHVLVDERXWDVSHFLDOVXEMHFWWKDWLVLOOXPLQDWHG by the great points of view, which are thus allowed to come to fruition. After this, the magnum opus, a philosophy of law, a fundamental study that will take its place amongst the literature of law in Denmark. But it has to be published in one of the major languages and you are to translate it so that in the eyes of the world it becomes our joint endeavour. Ah! But you – it’s going to be tight.

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