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Law's Sacrifice: Approaching the Problem of Sacrifice in Law, Literature, and Philosophy

Law's Sacrifice: Approaching the Problem of Sacrifice in Law, Literature, and Philosophy
 

This volume examines the relationship between law and sacrifice as a crucial nexus for theorizing the dynamics of creation, destruction, transcendence, and violence within the philosophical and legal discourse of western society. At a time of populist political unrest, what philo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780367180935
Barcode 9780367180935
Release Date 28 August 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Nail, Brian W.
Edited by Ellsworth, Jeffrey A.
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ISBN-13 9780367180935
ISBN-10 0367180936
Stock Release date is 28 August 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 28 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Nail, Brian W.
Edited by Ellsworth, Jeffrey A.
Category Philosophy
Jurisprudence & General Issues
Jurisprudence & Philosophy Of Law
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
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This volume examines the relationship between law and sacrifice as a crucial nexus for theorizing the dynamics of creation, destruction, transcendence, and violence within the philosophical and legal discourse of western society. At a time of populist political unrest, what philosophical and theoretical resources are available for conceptualizing the discontent that seems to emanate from practically every sphere of society? What narrative strategies have been employed within literary, theological, philosophical, and legal discourse to tame or mystify human violence? Engaging with the work of preeminent theorists of sacrifice, such as Georges Bataille, Rene Girard, Giorgio Agamben, and Jacques Derrida this collection examines from an interdisciplinary perspective the sacrificial logic that characterizes the cultural and political dynamics of law in society. The book will be of interest to students and scholars in the field of legal theory and philosophy.

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Author's Bio

Brian W. Nail, Professor of English, Florida State College at Jacksonville Jeffrey A. Ellsworth, Assistant Professor of Law and Society, Ramapo College of New Jersey

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