Postmodernism and law : jurisprudence in a fragmenting world /

"Is postmodernism compatible with a strong commitment to human agency and autonomy? Is critical judgment still possible when the legal subject is revealed by postmodern scrutiny simply to be an assemblage of social constrictions? Through an examination of the influence upon critical social theo...

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Main Author: Stacy, Helen
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Dartmouth, ©2001
Series:Applied legal philosophy
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245 1 0 |a Postmodernism and law :  |b jurisprudence in a fragmenting world /  |c Helen M. Stacy 
260 |a Aldershot, Hants, England ;  |a Burlington, VT :  |b Ashgate/Dartmouth,  |c ©2001 
300 |a ix, 201 pages ;  |c 24 cm 
490 1 |a Applied legal philosophy 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-193) and index 
505 0 |a Introduction: Postmodernism Arrives -- 1. The Western Philosophical Tradition of Modernity -- 2. Western Jurisprudential System -- 3. Knowledge and Power: Michel Foucault -- 4. Jacques Derrida's Critique of Language -- 5. Jacques Lacan's Psychoanalytic Critique -- 6. The Modernity of Jurgen Habermas -- 7. Should Modernity be Deconstructed, or Reconstructed? -- 8. A Postmodern Legal World 
520 1 |a "Is postmodernism compatible with a strong commitment to human agency and autonomy? Is critical judgment still possible when the legal subject is revealed by postmodern scrutiny simply to be an assemblage of social constrictions? Through an examination of the influence upon critical social theory of Habermas, Foucault, Derrida and Lacan, this book considers how postmodernism has formed in Western thinking over the last half century. Identifying Kantianism as a common thread that runs through both traditional and postmodern legal theory via the work of Adorno and Horkheimer, the book considers the ethical questions that postmodernism raises for the legitimation of legal rules and legal judgments. Ultimately, the author proposes a reading of postmodernism for legal reasoning and adjudication that retains those elements of the liberal promise that foster and protect individual agency. Arguing that social diversity is the corollary of such agency, the author asserts that postmodernism is compatible with critical judgment. This book will be welcomed as a perceptive and stimulating work by legal, political and social theorists alike."--Jacket 
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