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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 ...
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 ...
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.
Deconstruction and law: Derrida, Levinas and Cornell
(University of Windsor, 2007)
Drucilla Cornell’s book The Philosophy of the Limit has for a long time been an important reference point in attempting to understand the relation between deconstruction and law. This article examines some of the themes ...
Sovereignty without sovereignty: Derrida’s Declarations of Independence
This article questions the common assumptions in legal theory regarding Derrida’s well-known Declarations of Independence. Through a close reading of this text, well-known ground such as the relation between speech and ...
Levinas on law: A Derridean reading of Manderson’s Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law
(Griffith University, Griffith Law School, Socio-Legal Research Centre, 2007)
In this article, Desmond Manderson’s book, Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law (2006) is analysed specifically with reference to the accuracy with which it translates Derrida’s thinking into law. Manderson, in a number ...