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‘What are the Gods to us now?’: secular theology and the modernity of law

Fitzpatrick, Peter (2007) ‘What are the Gods to us now?’: secular theology and the modernity of law. Theoretical Inquiries in Law 8 (1), pp. 161-190. ISSN 1565-3404.

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Abstract

Integrating responses of Nietzsche to the death of God with classic instances of modernist political theory, a constituent parallel is drawn between monotheistic religion and modern law — a parallel in that each matches the other, but a parallel also in that neither ever meets the other. This relation yet differentiation reveals an ontologically challenging modern law that conforms to, yet completely counters, its positivist and instrumental subordinations in modernity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an exact copy of a paper published in Theoretical Inquiries in Law © The Berkeley Electronic Press 2007.
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
Date Deposited: 23 May 2007
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/498

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