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much of the secondary sources and commentaries to Hägerström fail to clarify his ideas and tend to isolate them, either separating the ideas from object sciences or by burying them in political analyses of his theory of law, thereby missing the central aspect of his analysis of law, namely his theory of jurisprudence, which is an expression of his combination of philosophy and science. In order to undertake this analysis of Hägerström’s theories of law and legal science I am thus forced - much in the same manner as Professors Curt and Lauritz Weibull at the beginning of the 19th Century when they stressed that historians must return to primary sources in the reconstruction of historical events - to rely principally on primary sources in this analysis of the ideas of the founding father of the Uppsala School of jurisprudence. However, for the rest of the investigation both primary and secondary sources and literature are used. For the benefit of those readers who do not read or speak Swedish, all direct quotes and excerpts will use either German or English translations, where such already exist, or the author’s own translations into English. In either case, translations are located in the main body of the text, while the Swedish original texts are located among the footnotes. Furthermore, I have chosen to neither refer to nor use any translations, if the original text originally was published in another language than Swedish - that is, German.All references in footnotes will refer to Swedish original text, directly followed by references to incident German and English translations. Finally, all interpretations and analyses of Hägerström’s texts have been conducted on the basis of the original language of publication - that is, Swedish or German. p a r t 1 , i n t r o d u c t i o n 30 1. 3. 1 b i bl iog raphical note s