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    'What are the gods to us now?': secular theology and the modernity of law

    Fitzpatrick, Peter (2009) 'What are the gods to us now?': secular theology and the modernity of law. In: Legrand, Pierre (ed.) Derrida and Law. Philosophers and Law. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 509-538. ISBN 978-0-7546-2826-2.

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    This volume gathers together sixteen seminal articles, all written by leading scholars, which articulate and effectuate the influence of Derrida's scholarship on the field of law. The articles included in this collection are underpinned by the authors' shared belief that the intellectual challenges posed by Derrida's work to legal scholarship are as challenging as they are pressing and as profound as they are inescapable. In addition to a thorough introduction addressing salient aspects of Jacques Derrida's engagement with law, this book comes with an extensive bibliography of sources in English. This provides the reader with a carefully selected list of more than one hundred texts, all of which serve as introductory pathways to Derrida's philosophy and in particular to the interaction between Derrida and law. A fine reminder of the trans-disciplinary influence of Jacques Derrida's thought, this landmark collection is destined to generate substantial interest in philosophy departments and law schools alike. Book description from publisher website at:


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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
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    Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2009 15:19
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