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    ‘We Want to Live’: metaphor and ethical life in F.W. Maitland’s Jurisprudence of the Trust

    Gearey, Adam (2016) ‘We Want to Live’: metaphor and ethical life in F.W. Maitland’s Jurisprudence of the Trust. Journal of Law and Society 43 (1), pp. 1-165. ISSN 0263-323X.

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    Abstract

    This essay argues that reading F. W. Maitland's jurisprudence of the trust alongside Hegel's philosophy of social recognition offers insights into the way in which metaphors 'structure' the modes of ethical life that inform legal and social institutions. Conventional ways of reading Maitland (and John Neville Figgis) have obscured the affinities their work shares with Hegel, and limited the impact of a way of thinking about law and society.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version is available a www.blackwell-synergy.com
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Adam Gearey
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 13:14
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14826

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