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Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice - David Gray Carlson

Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice

By: David Gray Carlson (Editor), Drucilla Cornell (Editor)

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Published: 12th April 2006
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To many, the very title of this book, Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice, would seem to be an oxymoron. At least by its critics, deconstruction has been associated with cynicism toward the very idea of justice. Justice, so the story goes, demands reconstruction, not deconstruction. Yet even its critics recognize that deconstruction is, in some way, aligned with the marginalized. Within literary studies we hear the same cry: deconstruction has brought in its wake the clamor for the recognition of many voices outside the traditional canon. While bringing the margin to the center is undoubtedly a result of deconstruction in political philosophy and literary criticism, deconstruction faces, and acknowledges that it faces a philosophical challenge of its own. What should be' demands an appeal to some criteria of justice. Jacques Derrida's more liberal critics have focused on just this problem. They have insisted that even if one can appreciate deconstruction's alliance with the underdog, deconstruction cannot provide an ethical basis for this alliance, let alone argue the necessity of such an alliance. The purpose of this volume is to rethink the questions posed by Derrida's writings and his unique philosophical positioning, without reference to the catch phrases that have supposedly captured deconstruction in a nutshell.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Law, Violence and Justice
Force of Law: The "Mystical Foundation of Authority"p. 3
The Philosophy of the Limit: Systems Theory and Feminist Legal Reformp. 68
Deconstruction and Legal Interpretation
The Idolatry of Rules: Writing Law According to Moses, With Reference to Other Jurisprudencesp. 95
Deconstruction and Legal Interpretation: Conflict, Indeterminacy and the Temptations of the New Legal Formalismp. 152
Judgment After the Fallp. 211
In the Name of the Lawp. 232
Formsp. 258
Comparative Perspectives on Justice, Law and Politics
On the Margins of Microeconomicsp. 265
Hermeneutics and the Rule of Lawp. 283
Laying Down the Law in Literature: The Example of Kleistp. 305
Statistical Stigmatap. 330
Rights, Modernity, Democracyp. 346
Algorithmic Justicep. 361
Conditions of Evilp. 387
Indexp. 404
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ISBN: 9780415903042
ISBN-10: 0415903041
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 12th April 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1