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Derrida and Legal Philosophy

Palgrave Macmillan


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About this book

From early in his career Jacques Derrida was intrigued by law. Over time, this fascination with law grew more manifest and he published a number of highly influential analyses of ethics, justice, violence and law. This book brings together leading scholars in a variety of disciplines to assess Derrida's importance for and impact upon legal studies.


  • international law
  • law
  • Michel Foucault
  • philosophy
  • political thought
  • sovereignty
  • terrorism
  • violence

About the authors

FRIEDRICH BALKE teaches Philosophy and German Literature, University of Cologne and Bochum, Germany SIMON CRITCHLEY is Professor of Philosophy, the New School University, New York, USA ADAM GEAREY is Reader in Law, Birkbeck Law School, University of London, UK PETRA GEHRING is University Professor for Theoretical Philosophy, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany DUNCAN KENNEDY is Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School, USA PETER KRAPP is Associate Professor of Film& Media Studies, and Director of the Doctoral Program in Visual Studies, University of California Irvine, USA PIERRE LEGRAND is Professor of Law at University of Paris 1, France ANNE ORFORD is Professor of Law at University of Melbourne, Australia AVITAL RONELL is Professor of German and Comparative Literature, as well as being Director of the Center for Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Studies at New York University, USA ADAM THURSCHWELL teaches at Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ELISABETH WEBER teaches German and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

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