Cultures, Disciplines, and Differences: Author's Response to Commentators

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 2012, Vol 37, pp 323-339

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 13-07

18 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2013

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Date Written: June 23, 2013

Abstract

A notable feature of the book Cultural Difference on Trial: The Nature and Limits of Judicial Understanding is its cross-disciplinary ambition. It is a work of philosophy that is informed by the insights of legal theory, psychology, and anthropology. Its subject matter demands such scope. As a result, it is a work that is susceptible to engagement and critique on the part of practitioners across a range of academic disciplines. I am pleased that the three distinguished commentators on the book who participated in this symposium reflect some of that range of perspectives. Each of them embodies one of a number of distinct schools of thought which, historically, have maintained a deep interest in cultural difference, cross-cultural understanding, and the workings of the legal system. Their respective identities as continental philosopher, anthropologist, and socio-legal theorist not only lend a distinctive flavour to each of their papers but also work to generate a multifaceted yet mutually resonant set of insights into the issues raised by the book. I am grateful to each of them – Margaret, Katie, and Gary – for taking the time to read the book and articulate a view on it. Their comments will be of immense value to me in my ongoing thinking about cultural difference and the law.

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Connolly, Anthony J., Cultures, Disciplines, and Differences: Author's Response to Commentators (June 23, 2013). Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 2012, Vol 37, pp 323-339, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 13-07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2283944

Anthony J. Connolly (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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