Nietzsche and Law

Title

Nietzsche and Law

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Description

Legal scholars have only recently begun to address the radical challenges for law and legal theory that follow from Friedrich Nietzsche's pathbreaking work. This collection brings together articles from leading thinkers who consider how Nietzsche's philosophical and rhetorical interventions illuminate the failures of contemporary legal theory. Part One considers the connections between law, political philosophy and Nietzsche's genealogy. Part Two provides a number of competing interpretations of Nietzsche's relevance for legal hermeneutics. Part Three includes articles that chart a course for legal critique that remains true to Nietzsche's radical character. The work of prominent philosophers, including P. Christopher Smith, is joined with the work of leading legal theorists, including Philippe Nonet and leading rhetoricians, including Marianne Constable, to provide complex and sophisticated overview of the manner in which Nietzsche problematizes law and legal theory

ISBN

978-0754626206

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Ashgate Publishing

City

London

Keywords

Nietzche, law and philosophy, hermeneutics, P. Christopher Smith, Philippe Nonet, Marianne Constable

Disciplines

Jurisprudence | Legal History