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Deconstructing the Leviathan: Derrida’s The Beast and the Sovereign
(Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2012)
Derrida’s The Beast & the Sovereign volume I, explores the contradictory appearance of animals in political discourse. Sometimes, as he points out, political man and the sovereign state appear in the form of an animal, and ...
Derrida, the conditional and the unconditional
(Juta Law, 2007)
In his recent book, Law and Sacrifice: Towards a Post-Apartheid Theory of Law, Johan van der Walt gives a clear exposition of the possible impact of inter alia Jacques Derrida's thinking on law. In this article, the book ...
Desire and language in Derrida’s 'Force of Law'
(Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009)
In this article, the author proposes a reading of 'Force of Law' from two angles: boundless desire and the ‘law’ of language. The author contends that an analysis from these perspectives casts new light on the notion of ...
Derrida's 'The Purveyor of Truth' and constitutional reading
In this article the author explores Jacques Derrida’s reading in ‘The Purveyor of Truth’ of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Purloined Letter’. In his essay, Derrida proposes a reading which differs markedly from the interpretation ...
Mythology and the images of justice
(University of California Press, 2011)
This essay enquires into the depictions of Justice through the ages, as well as the myths surrounding these depictions, more particularly in Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as in modern times. The essay departs in significant ...
Spectres of Coke: Judicial supervision as a revolutionary inheritance
(Springer Verlag, 2007)
Sir Edward Coke is known for having played a central role in establishing the power of the common law courts to exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the executive/administration. Coke is usually praised in the literature ...
Rethinking the notion of a 'higher law': Heidegger and Derrida on the Anaximander fragment
The Anaximander fragment, in the readings of both Heidegger and Derrida, speaks of that which exceeds positive law. In this article, the author provides a detailed reading of Heidegger’s Der Spruch des Anaximander, showing ...
Revisiting Plato’s Pharmacy
In this essay, one of Derrida’s early texts, Plato’s pharmacy, is analysed in detail, more specifically in relation to its reflections on writing and its relation to law. This analysis takes place with reference to a number ...
Derrida and legal scholarship: A certain step beyond
A book review of 'Derrida and Legal Philosophy' edited by Peter Goodrich, Florian Hoffmann, Michel Rosenfeld, Cornelia Vismann, published by Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke, Hampshire/New York), 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0-230-57361-1.
Rethinking power and law: Foucault’s Society must be Defended
Michel Foucault provides a radical challenge to the liberal approach to power and law, which is echoed by Jacques Derrida. Important differences exist between the analyses of Foucault and Derrida which should not be ...