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Politics and Law as Latourian Modes of Existence

Graham Harman

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents Graham Harman’s assessment of a vital, highly disputed, frequently perplexing contrast, namely that of the trajectories of political and legal enunciation. With an air of ... More


Bruno Latour: Translating the Human

Christopher Watkin

in French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414739
eISBN:
9781474422338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414739.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 6 considers the figure of the human that emerges in Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence and his ‘Facing Gaia’ lectures. Latour neither repeats nor discards previous notions of ... More


Bartleby, Barbarians and the Legality of Literature

Faith Barter

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Faith Barter renews the conjunction of law and literature through the lens of ‘their shared interest in troubling the definition of the human’. Bartleby, in Melville’s story, traverses the superhuman ... More


Latour and the Passage of Law

Kyle McGee (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Thirteen essays exploring Bruno Latour's legal theory from a variety of disciplinary perspectives – including a chapter by Bruno Latour responding to the arguments and critiques offered in each ... More


The Coming Parliament

Henning Schmidgen

in Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Between 2000 and 2010, Bruno Latour starts to shape his general theory of “regimes of enunciation” or “truth production.” In addition to science and technology, he considers religion, law and other ... More


The Life and Deaths of a Dispute: An Inquiry into Matters of Law

Niels van Dijk

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Taking up the Latourian challenge of offering an alternative empirical account of what it is, precisely, to ‘do’ law, Niels van Dijk, in ‘The Life and Deaths of a Dispute’, mobilises insights gleaned ... More


In the Name of the Law: Ventriloquism and Juridical Matters

François Cooren

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Cooren here applies his model of ‘ventriloquism’ to law and to the performances of legal speech, which allows him to detect the slight shifts in agency so characteristic of legal argumentation, and ... More


Providing the Missing Link: Law after Latour’s Passage

Serge Gutwirth

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

A decisive philosophical intervention pitched at the level of law’s ontology, Gutwirth’s ‘Providing the Missing Link’ renders the difference between law as an institution or a body of norms and law ... More


Plasma! Notes on Bruno Latour’s Metaphysics of Law

Laurent de Sutter

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Here, Laurent de Sutter poses a direct challenge to a principal tenet of Latour’s metaphysics: Latour’s commitment to empiricity, positivity and above all the trace by which alone an actor is grasped ... More


On Devices and Logics of Legal Sense: Toward Socio-technical Legal Analysis

Kyle McGee

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Kyle McGee argues for the enrichment of socio-legal studies by re-evaluating the operation of rules in legal enunciation, particularly in the ‘judicial Umwelt’. Opposing the tendency to black-box ... More


The Strange Entanglement of Jurimorphs

Bruno Latour

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Bruno Latour closes out this volume by taking hold of several threads running through the preceding chapters. In addition to responding to a few of the criticisms that have cropped up, Latour offers ... More


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