Law, Critique, and the True Believer’s Experience (Hommage à Pierre Schlag)
16 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2019
Date Written: December 3, 2019
This essay engages with the work of Pierre Schlag and argues that an earlier true belief in law’s systemic modes of production of necessities and naturalistic realities maximizes the possibility of coming up with an acute amenability towards law’s hidden works and thought-governing structures. The essay also speculates that most of the radical legal thinkers that currently populate the legal academy once excelled at the discovery, refinement, and defence of ultra-sophisticated, aesthetic, and mutually supporting abstract categories of legal discourses, and were thus once true believers in their career.
Keywords: Legal Theory, Critical Theory, Critical Legal Studies, Pierre Schlag, Foucault, Barthes, Confirmation Thinking, Routine, Necessity
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