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Anti Lawyers

Author: David Saunders
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134850751
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In early modern Europe the law developed as one of the few non-religious orderings of civil life. Its separation from religion was, however, never complete and we see the contest continued today not only in the campaigns of religious fundamentalists of the right, but also in the clains of critical intellectuals to reshape government institutions and the legal apparatus in accordance with moral principle - whether of indivudual autonomy or communitarian self-determination. In Anti-Lawyers, David Saunders traces the story of this unresolved conflict from Hobbes' Leviathan to the American law texts of today, and discusses how we might regard today's moral critics of government and law in the light of the early modern effort to disengage spiritual discipline from secular government and conscience from law. Separate sections look at major figures in English common law in the Early Modern period, French and German absolutism and jurisprudence as it is taught in the American law texts of today.

Critical International Theory

Author: Richard Devetak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192556606
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Whether inspired by the Frankfurt School or Antonio Gramsci, the impact of critical theory on the study of international relations has grown considerably since its advent in the early 1980s. This book offers the first intellectual history of critical international theory. Richard Devetak approaches this history by locating its emergence in the rising prestige of theory and the theoretical persona. As theory's prestige rose in the discipline of international relations it opened the way for normative and metatheoretical reconsiderations of the discipline and the world. The book traces the lines of intellectual inheritance through the Frankfurt School to the Enlightenment, German idealism, and historical materialism, to reveal the construction of a particular kind of intellectual persona: the critical international theorist who has mastered reflexive, dialectical forms of social philosophy. . In addition to the extensive treatment of critical theory's reception and development in international relations, the book recovers a rival form of theory that originates outside the usual inheritance of critical international theory in Renaissance humanism and the civil Enlightenment. This historical mode of theorising was intended to combat metaphysical encroachments on politics and international relations and to prioritise the mundane demands of civil government over the self-reflective demands of dialectical social philosophies. By proposing contextualist intellectual history as a form of critical theory, Critical International Theory defends a mode of historical critique that refuses the normative temptations to project present conceptions onto an alien past, and to abstract from the offices of civil government.

New Approaches To The Study Of Religion

Author: Peter Antes
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110181753
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Sinceits founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.

Current Issues In Law And Religion

Author: Silvio Ferrari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351570277
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This volume focuses on issues that have only recently come to the forefront of the discipline such as freedom from religion, ordination of homosexuals, apostasy, security and fundamentalism, issues that are linked to the common themes of secularism and globalization. Although these subjects are not new to the academic debate, they have become prominent in law and religion circles as a result of recent and rapid changes in society. The essays in this volume present multiple points of view, facilitate scholars in understanding this evolving discipline and act as a stimulus for further research.This collection gives the reader a sense of the key topics and current debates in law and religion and is of interest to law, politics, human rights, and religion scholars.

Deleuze And Law

Author: Laurent de Sutter
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748655395
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This collection of 13 essays offers insights into Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of law which experiments with new forms of politics, economics and society.

Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author: Lindsay Jones
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.

Law And Religion

Author: Richard O'Dair
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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This is the fourth volume of the Current Legal Issues series. Here, contributors discuss a host of issues related to the interaction of religious practice and law. Both common and civil law jurisdictions are represented, as well as a variety of cultural and religious perspectives.

Critical International Relations Theory After 25 Years

Author: Nicholas J. Rengger
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780521714259
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It is now 25 years since the publication of seminal articles by Robert Cox and Richard Ashley, which introduced the project of critical theory to the international relations discipline. This book brings together a team of world-class scholars to assess the impact of critical scholarship on the discipline over this period and point to future directions for the critical project. The book is an authoritative overview of the current position of critical international relations theory. It is an essential resource for those working in critical international relations theory and for undergraduate and graduate courses on Internal Relations theory.

Judicial Power Democracy And Legal Positivism

Author: Tom Campbell
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780754620617
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This collection of essays by a group of leading legal philosophers from the US, the USA and Australasia centres of the juridification of politics through enhancing the entrenched power of judges. The issues are examined in the context of a critique of the revival of legal positivism as a prescriptive political philosophy closely tied to the tradition of parliamentary democracy. The papers originated in an extended workshop held at the Australian National University in 1998 on 'Judicial Activism and Judicial Review in Australian Democracy'. Some of the essays focus on the recent Australian developments with respect to implied constitutional rights and others concentrate on Tom Campbell's legal theory of 'ethical positivism'. The book as a whole presents powerful and conflicting arguments bearing on the global debate about the changing role of judges.