The Resource Law's task : the tragic circle of law, justice, and human suffering, by Louis E. Wolcher

Law's task : the tragic circle of law, justice, and human suffering, by Louis E. Wolcher

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Law's task : the tragic circle of law, justice, and human suffering
Title
Law's task
Title remainder
the tragic circle of law, justice, and human suffering
Statement of responsibility
by Louis E. Wolcher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What is the ultimate task of law? This deceptively simple question guides this volume towards a radically original philosophical interpretation of law and justice. Weaving together the philosophical, jurisprudential and ethical problems suggested by the general terms - thinking, human suffering, legal meaning, time and tragedy, - the book places the idea of law's ultimate task in the context of what actually happens when people seek to do justice and enforce legal rights in a world that is inflected by the desperation and suffering of the many. It traces the rule of law all the way down to its most fundamental level: universal human suffering
  • The book argues that what we ordinarily call 'law' and 'justice' are most properly viewed not as objects, ideas, or even institutions, but rather as mere linguistic signs and ephemeral images woven into the temporal event of dividing universal human suffering into parts: the lawful and the unlawful, the just and the unjust, and the right and the wrong."--Jacket
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committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolcher, Louis E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
K240
LC item number
.W65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Applied legal philosophy.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Justice
  • Law
  • Law and ethics
  • Law
  • Suffering
  • Justice
  • Law and ethics
  • Law
  • Law
  • Law (Philosophical concept)
  • Suffering
  • Rechtsphilosophie
  • Leid
  • Hoffnung
  • Ethik
  • Recht
  • Auslegung
  • Verantwortung
  • Gerechtigkeit
Label
Law's task : the tragic circle of law, justice, and human suffering, by Louis E. Wolcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-240) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A summary of themes -- The guiding question -- Suffering and ethical distress -- The problem of legal meaning -- The limits of reason in legal interpretation -- The times of law and religion -- The tragedy of law and justice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780754671329
Lccn
2008020166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227328079
Label
Law's task : the tragic circle of law, justice, and human suffering, by Louis E. Wolcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-240) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A summary of themes -- The guiding question -- Suffering and ethical distress -- The problem of legal meaning -- The limits of reason in legal interpretation -- The times of law and religion -- The tragedy of law and justice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780754671329
Lccn
2008020166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227328079

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