Interpreting Law and Literature: A Hermeneutic Reader

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Sanford Levinson, Steven Mailloux
Northwestern University Press, 1988 - 502 Seiten
From the Preface:

"Contemporary theory has usefully analyzed how alternative modes of interpretation produce different meanings, how reading itself is constituted by the variable perspectives of readers, and how these perspectives are in turn defined by prejudices, ideologies, interests, and so forth. Some theorists gave argued persuasively that textual meaning, in literature and in literary interpretation, is structured by repression and forgetting, by what the literary or critical text does not say as much as by what it does. All these claims are directly relevant to legal hermeneutics, and thus it is no surprise that legal theorists have recently been turning to literary theory for potential insight into the interpretation of law. This collection of essays is designed to represent the especially rich interactive that has taken place between legal and literary hermeneutics during the past ten years."

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Inhalt

William J Brennan
13
Introduction
37
Philip Martin
53
Paul Brest
69
H Jefferson Powell
97
Kenneth S Abraham
115
Frederick Schauer
133
Sanford Levinson
175
Stanley Fish
251
Jessica Lane
269
Clare Dalton
285
David Couzens
319
Introduction
341
Philip Bobbitt
363
Walter Benn Michaels
383
Contributors
411

Tushnet
193
Walter Benn Michaels
215
C Objectivity
229

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Über den Autor (1988)

SANFORD LEVINSON, Professor of Law at the University of Texas, is the co-author of Processes of Constitutional Decision Making.



STEVEN MAILLOUX, Professor of English at Syracuse University, is the author of Interpretive Conventions: The Reader in the Study of American Fiction and Rhetorical Power.

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