Force of Law: The Mystical Foundation of Authority

“Force of Law: The Mystical Foundation of Authority” in trans. Mary Quaintance, Cardozo Law Review 11 (1989-1990): pp. 920-1045.

By questioning law’s rather “violent,” “polemical,” “inquisitorial” character [Force of Law] intrusively asks the questions of whether deconstruction permits or denies any just action, any discourse about justice; whether it constitutes a threat to law and ruins the very possibility of justice; and, further, whether it can provide definite criteria for unequivocally distinguishing between law and justice.

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