Self and Other in Ethics and Law: A Comment on Manderson

Crowe, Jonathan G. (2008) Self and Other in Ethics and Law: A Comment on Manderson. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 33 145-151.

Author Crowe, Jonathan G.
Title Self and Other in Ethics and Law: A Comment on Manderson
Journal name Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy
ISSN 1440-4982
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 33
Start page 145
End page 151
Total pages 7
Editor Tom Campbell
Place of publication Australian National University, Canberra
Publisher Australian Society of Legal Philosophy
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
780107 Studies in human society
390302 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Abstract 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.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 08-13

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