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Postmodern philosophy and law /

by Litowitz, Douglas E.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1997Description: ix, 230 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0700608575 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Law -- Philosophy | Law -- Political aspects | Postmodernism
Contents:
Understanding postmodernism generally -- The orientation of postmodern legal theory -- Nietzsche's theory of law as a critique of natural law theory -- Foucault on law: modernity as negative utopia -- Derrida: borrowing (illicitly?)from Plato and Kant -- Lyotard: postmodern gaming and plurality of justices -- Rorty's postmodern antifoundationalism -- Conclusion: the benefits and drawbacks of postmodern legal theory.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-220) and index.

Understanding postmodernism generally -- The orientation of postmodern legal theory -- Nietzsche's theory of law as a critique of natural law theory -- Foucault on law: modernity as negative utopia -- Derrida: borrowing (illicitly?)from Plato and Kant -- Lyotard: postmodern gaming and plurality of justices -- Rorty's postmodern antifoundationalism -- Conclusion: the benefits and drawbacks of postmodern legal theory.

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