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Marxian Legal Theory : The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory. Schools, 9 - Csaba Varga

Marxian Legal Theory

The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory. Schools, 9

By: Csaba Varga (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1993
ISBN: 9780814787724
Number Of Pages: 504

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This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

"Mitchell (Univ. of Notre Dame) offers a valuable new addition to his corpus of work on bottom-up Catholic spirituality and its attendant sense of spiritual mystery. Here he provides and insightful reframing of Catholic identity after the Council of Trent, demonstrating how very soon after the Council's rigorously magisterial Counter-Reformation agenda ended, a new and overlooked sense of Catholic spirituality emerged during the late 16th and 17th centuries."-CHOICE, "Mitchell has demonstrated that religion is sustained and communicated not primarily by creeds and dogmatic statements, but by art and architecture as well as by other symbols, rituals, stories, myths and metaphors. This book sheds much needed light on the contemporary Catholic Church. . . . The brilliant discussion of Caravaggio's work alone is worth the price of the book!" -Kevin Seasoltz, author of "A Sense of the Sacred: Theological Foundations of Sacred Architecture" "In this dazzling venture in 'reframing, ' what could have been a nostalgic revisiting of a traditional devotion has, instead, been rendered a masterful reflection on Catholic identity and imagination. With all the prowess of an accomplished scholar, the ear of a poet, and the soul of an artist, Nathan Mitchell leads us from Caravaggio to Rahner, Erasmus to Vatican II with singular aplomb and dexterity. This case study in early modern Catholicism will reshape your understanding of post-Tridentine Catholicism, as well as the powerful Marian devotion which helped transform it." -Edward Foley, Catholic Theological Union "Mitchell draws upon contemporary historical scholarship, as well as the pioneering work of an older generation of historians like H. Outram-Evennett and John Bossy, to demonstrate the positive and innovative side of the Counter-Reformation, an aspect that he says came to the surface especially in the quarter century between 1585 and 1610." -"America: The National Catholic Weekly", "In this truly remarkable work, from both scholarly and practical perspectives, Mitchell clearly articulates the central role of a unique devotion in the life of the Roman Catholic Church. . . . In providing a solid historical foundation, Mitchell also shows how art, liturgy, and ritual have influenced and been influenced by this prayer over the past five centuries." -"Library Journal",

Series Preface
Questions of Law in Marx's Capitalp. 3
Friedrich Engels and Karl Kautsky as Critics of "Legal Socialism"p. 11
The Concept of Justice in Marx, Engels, and Othersp. 43
Marxism and Natural Lawp. 61
"Kelsenism" and Marxismp. 89
The Historical Concept in the Science of Law of the XXth Centuryp. 109
A Marxist Theory of Law?p. 151
Pashukanis and the Commodity Form Theoryp. 179
Lukacs and Lawp. 201
Soviet Critique of the "Bourgeois" Philosophy of Lawp. 209
Marxism and the Law: Preliminary Analysesp. 233
Contemporary Issues
The Notion of Lawp. 261
Law and Morality from a Marxist Point of Viewp. 271
Idea of Equality and the Lawp. 287
Problems of Legality in Marxist Theoryp. 293
Rationality and the Objectification of Lawp. 313
The Old Law Cannot Be Critically Inherited, It Can Only Be Used as a Mirrorp. 339
Perspectives for Socio-Legal Analysis
The Social Limits of Lawp. 347
Towards a Sociological Concept of Law: An Analysis of Lukacs Ontologyp. 361
Marxist Perspectives in the Sociology of Lawp. 379
Marxism and Legal Pluralismp. 401
Law and Ideology
Ideological Changes and the Legal Structure: A Discussion of Socialist Experiencep. 419
The Ideology of Law: Advances and Problems in Recent Applications of the Concept of Ideology to the Analysis of Lawp. 441
The Place of Law in the Marxian Structure - Superstructure Archetypep. 469
Liberty, Equality and the Conceptual Minimum of Legal Mediationp. 501
Name Indexp. 525
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ISBN: 9780814787724
ISBN-10: 081478772X
Series: The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory. Schools, 9
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 1st April 1993
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.09