Law and Aesthetics
By (author) Adam Gearey
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Law and Aesthetics by Adam Gearey
Book DescriptionLaw and Aesthetics draws on the work of poets as well as philosophers. Taking as its starting point Shelleys assertion that poets are unacknowledged legislators,the book suggests that there is a way of thinking that, as yet, has not been taken up by those who make use of literary aesthetics to understand law. The book tracks this aesthetic thinking through the failures of critical legal studies and stages an encounter with psychoanalysis, before suggesting that an aesthetics of law can be exhumed from Nietzsches work. The aesthetic is a call to the creative: fashion new law. A review of contemporary legal theory that makes use of aesthetic perspectives suggests that dissident and radical Nietzschean energies continue to animate legal thought. In the final chapter, an aesthetics of law is shown to make for an interruption of legal categories, and the generation of new legal relationships. The book concludes with a further meditation on Shelleys poetry, and a call to continue in the spirit of aesthetic reinvention.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841130262
(195mm x 129mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adam Gearey
Justice as Welfare, Paperback (January 2014)
Originally published: London: Continuum, 2012.
Critical Jurisprudence, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Adam Gearey
This provocative, engaging and insightful text is essential anyone seeking an alternative account of the jurisprudential tradition.
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Author Biography - Adam Gearey
Adam Gearey is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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