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Author Ward, Ian, 1963-

Title Kantianism, postmodernism, and critical legal thought / Ian Ward
Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, [1997]


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Description v, 172 pages ; 25 cm
Series Law and philosophy library ; v. 31
Law and philosophy library ; v. 31
Contents Ch. 1. Immanuel Kant and the Foundations of Critique -- Ch. 2. Freedom, Responsibility and Judgment -- Ch. 3. The Crisis of Judgment -- Ch. 4. Postmodern Bourgeois Liberalism -- Ch. 5. Critical Legal Studies and Beyond -- Ch. 6. Relativism and the Return of the Moral Self
Summary Ultimately, it will be suggested that each of these philosophers is writing within a common intellectual tradition, and that by concentrating on the commonality of this tradition, contemporary legal theory can better appreciate the reconstructive potential of the critical legal project
Kantianism, Postmodernism and Critical Legal Thought presents a challenging alternative theory of legal philosophy. The central thesis of the book suggests an accommodation between three of the most influential contemporary theories of law, Kantianism, postmodernism and critical legal thought. In doing so, it further suggests that the often perceived distance between these theories of law disguises a common intellectual foundation. This foundation lies in the work of Immanuel Kant. Kantianism, Postmodernism and Critical Legal Thought presents an intellectual history of critical legal thinking, beginning with Kant, and then proceeding through philosophers and legal theorists as diverse as Heidegger and Arendt, Foucault and Derrida, Rorty and Rawls, and Unger and Dworkin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-168) and index
Subject Critical legal studies -- History.
Critical legal theory -- History
Law -- Philosophy -- History.
LC no. 97034180
ISBN 0792347455 (hb : alk. paper)