Thinking Without Desire: A First Philosophy of Law

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This book is an attempt to evaluate the reception of Continental philosophy (phenomenology, hermeneutics, deconstruction, etc.) within mainstream jurisprudence. The book claims that the reduction of philosophy to social theory can only be accomplished by impoverishing the impetus of philosophical thinking and, consequently, by transforming critique into criticism, and the philosophy of law into legal theory. The response developed in this book is the creation of a metaphysical understanding of law or, in other words, what ...

Thinking Without Desire: A First Philosophy of Law 1999, Hart Publishing, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9781841130484

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