Fundamental "modes of thought" (Denkarten) or "styles of thinking" can be at least as important as ideas or ideologies in shaping the law. This theory has been pointed out by the distinguished German legal scholar Wolfgang Fikentscher. Today, American environmental law is groping toward a new "style of thinking," as many of the articles in this symposium illustrate.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Elliott, E. Donald, "Foreword: A New Style of Ecological Thinking in Environmental Law" (1991). Faculty Scholarship Series. 5089.