📖[PDF] After Law by Laurent de Sutter | Perlego
Get access to over 750,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Join perlego now to get access to over 750,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 750,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 750,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 750,000 books
After Law
After Law
Unavailable in your region
📖 Book - PDF

After Law

Laurent de Sutter, Barnaby Norman
shareBook
Share book
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly) and PDF
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
Unavailable in your region
📖 Book - PDF

After Law

Laurent de Sutter, Barnaby Norman
Book details
Table of contents
Citations

About This Book

Law is the most sacred fetish of our time. From radicals to conservatives, there is no militant, activist or thinker who would consider doing without it. But the history of our fascination with law is long and complex, and reaches deeper into our culture than we might think.

In After Law, Laurent de Sutter takes us on a journey to uncover the sources of our fascination. He shows that at a certain moment in our history a choice was made to treat law as a decisive feature of civilization, but this choice was neither obvious nor necessary. Other political, social, religious or cultural possibilities could have been chosen instead – from ancient Egypt to Mesopotamia, from medieval Japan to China, from Islam to Judaism, other cultures have devised sophisticated tools to help people live together without having to deal with norms, rules and principles. This is a lesson worth reflecting on, especially at a time when the rule of law and the functioning of justice are increasingly showing their sinister side – and their impotence. Is there life beyond law?

Read More

Information

Publisher
Wiley
Year
2020
ISBN
9781509542383
Topic
Philosophy
Subtopic
Philosophy History & Theory
Edition
1

Table of contents