Law, Language and Love: James Boyd White's Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force
Journal of Law, Philosophy and Culture 6:1 (2010): 221-228.
9 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2009 Last revised: 16 Jun 2012
Date Written: September 16, 2009
This essay reviews James Boyd White’s LIVING SPEECH: RESISTING THE EMPIRE OF FORCE. Particular attention is given to exploring White’s claims about the relationship of law, language and love. The essay concludes by addressing questions that emerge from text concerning the sacral, even theological, grounding of law.
Keywords: law and literature, James Boyd White, living speech, legal speech, empire of force, theology, love, law as scripture
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