Law and Critique

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 287–300 | Cite as

Me Voici, here I Am, Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other

  • Amanda Loumansky


This article offers a Levinasian reading of the case of Airedale N.H.S. Trust v Bland (1993). My contention is that the judicial reasoning that gave rise to the decision that Anthony Bland should die was driven by an ontological imperative I submit from a Levinasian perspective the decision was ethically indefensible because it failed to recognise Anthony Bland as the other.

Anthony Bland death and the other justice Levinas 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Loumansky
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  1. 1.Department of LawBirkbeck CollegeLondonUK

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