Existential Dimensions in the Socio-Legal Sphere: Introduction

4 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2015 Last revised: 1 Sep 2015

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Ronnie Lippens

Keele University - School of Sociology and Criminology

James Hardie-Bick

University of Sussex - School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Date Written: June 16, 2015

Abstract

English Abstract: This introduction addresses the relevance of existentialist philosophy for understanding the indeterminacies and instabilities of late-modern society. Whilst existentialist thought is often misunderstood and subsequently unexplored, all the contributors to this special edition accept the basic premise that human existence is inescapably contingent and indeterminate. This introduction provides a short overview of the articles and reflects on themes such as destabilization and reintegration. All the articles are based on contributions to the workshop 'Law, Jurisprudence, Governance and Existential Indeterminacy', held at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain, 23-24 May 2013.

Spanish Abstract: Esta introducción aborda la relevancia de la filosofía existencialista para comprender las indeterminaciones e inestabilidades de la sociedad tardía. Aunque a menudo el pensamiento existencialista se ha malentendido y por consiguiente, no se ha explorado, todos los participantes de este número especial aceptan la premisa básica de que la existencia humana es ineludiblemente contingente e indeterminada. Esta introducción ofrece un breve resumen de los artículos y reflexiona sobre temas como la desestabilización y reintegración. Todos los artículos se basan en las presentaciones del workshop 'Law, Jurisprudence, Governance and Existential Indeterminacy', celebrado en el Instituto Internacional de Sociología Jurídica, Onati, España, los días 23-24 de mayo de 2013.

Keywords: Existentialism, jurisprudence, governance, criminal justice, indeterminacy, Existencialismo, jurisprudencia, gobernanza, justicia penal, indeterminación

Suggested Citation

Lippens, Ronnie and Hardie-Bick, James, Existential Dimensions in the Socio-Legal Sphere: Introduction (June 16, 2015). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2619387

Ronnie Lippens (Contact Author)

Keele University - School of Sociology and Criminology ( email )

Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG
United Kingdom

James Hardie-Bick

University of Sussex - School of Law, Politics and Sociology ( email )

Freeman Building G41 , Falmer
Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9QE
United Kingdom

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