Self and other in ethics and law: A comment on Manderson

Crowe, Jonathan (2008). Self and other in ethics and law: A comment on Manderson. In: Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy: Book Symposium. Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference 2007, Australian National University, (). 30 March - 1 April 2007.

Author Crowe, Jonathan
Title of paper Self and other in ethics and law: A comment on Manderson
Conference name Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference 2007
Conference location Australian National University
Conference dates 30 March - 1 April 2007
Proceedings title Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy: Book Symposium
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, ANU
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This article engages with Desmond Manderson's recent book, Proximity, Levinas and the Soul of Law (2006). I begin by examining a vexed topic in Levinas scholarship: namely, the very possibility of a Levinasian legal theory. Manderson makes a constructive and, I think, important contribution to this question, insisting that Levinas does not require us to segregate the domains of ethics and law, as some interpreters have suggested. This basic issue provides us with a springboard to explore two other themes in Manderson's reading of Levinas. The first concerns the relationship between self- and other-oriented approaches to ethical and legal discourse; the second, the role of ethical experience in informing and shaping judicial reasoning.
Subjects EX
440110 Social Philosophy
780107 Studies in human society
Keyword ethics
Law and ethics
legal reasoning
Levinas
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 08-13

 
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