"This volume gathers together sixteen seminal articles, all written by leading scholars, which articulate and effectuate the influence of derrida's scholarship on the field of law. The articles included in this collection are underpinned by the authors' shared belief that the intellectual challenges posed by derrida's work to legal scholarship are as challenging as they are pressing and as profound as they are inescapable. In addition to a thorough introduction addressing salient aspects of Jacques derrida's engagement with law, this book comes with an extensive bibliography of sources in English. This provides the reader with a carefully selected list of more than one hundred texts, all of which serve as introductory pathways to derrida's philosophy and in particular to the interaction between derrida and law. A fine reminder of the trans-disciplinary influence of Jacques derrida's thought, this landmark collection is destined to generate substantial interest in philosophy departments and law schools alike."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2009 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part Part I Accounts at Deconstruction's Edge chapter 1 Leonard Lawlor (1989), 'From the Trace to the Law: derridean Politics', Philosophy and Social Criticism, 15, pp. 1-15 chapter 2 Ben Mathews (2000), 'Why Deconstruction Is Beneficial', Flinders Journal of Law Reform, 4, pp. 105-26 chapter 3 John P. McCormick (2001), 'derrida on Law; Or, Poststructuralism Gets Serious', Political Theory, 29, pp. 395-423 chapter 4 Margaret Davies (2001), 'derrida and Law: Legitimate Fictions', in Tom Cohen (ed.), Jacques derrida and the Humanities: A Critical Reader, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 213-37 chapter 5 Elisabeth Weber (2005), part Part II Testimonials on Legal Hauntology chapter 6 Roberto Buonamano (1998), 'The Economy of Violence: derrida on Law and Justice', Ratio Juris, 11, pp. 168-79 chapter 7 Petra Gehring (2008), 'The Jurisprudence of the chapter 8 Pierre Schlag (1990), '''Le hors de texte, c'est moi chapter 9 Alan Brudner (1990), 'The Ideality of Difference: Toward Objectivity in Legal Interpretation', Cardozo Law Review, 11, pp. 1131-210 part Part III Openings in Academic Discursivity chapter 10 Peter Goodrich (2001), 'Europe in America: Grammatology, Legal Studies, and the Politics of Transmission', Columbia Law Review, 101, pp. 2033-84 chapter 11 J.M. Balkin (1987), 'Deconstructive Practice and Legal Theory', Yale Law Journal, 96, pp. 743-86 chapter 12 Costas Douzinas and Ronnie Warrington (1987), 'On the Deconstruction of Jurisprudence: Fin(n)is Philosophiae', Journal of Law and Society, 14, pp. 33-46 chapter 13 Pierre Legrand (2005), 'Paradoxically, derrida: For a Comparative Legal Studies', Cardozo Law Review, 27, pp. 631-717 part Part IV Actualities of Deconstruction's Presence chapter 14 Gunther Teubner (2001), 'Economics of Gift - Positivity of Justice: The Mutual Paranoia of Jacques derrida and Niklas Luhmann', Theory, Culture and Society, 18, pp. 29-47 chapter 15 Michel Rosenfeld (2005), 'derrida's Ethical Turn and America: Looking Back from the Crossroads of Global Terrorism and the Enlightenment', Cardozo Law Review, 27, pp. 815-45 chapter 16 Peter Fitzpatrick (2007),.