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Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Wendie E Schneider

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300125665
eISBN:
9780300216554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125665.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Engines of Truth explores the history of nineteenth-century British trial procedure from the novel viewpoint of efforts to control perjury. Perjury emerged as an acute problem in the Victorian era: ... More


Derrida's Secret: Perjury, Testimony, Oath

Charles Barbour

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474424998
eISBN:
9781474434911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Against the backdrop of a series of recent political events (the Snowden Affair, the Manning Affair, Wikileaks, Clinton’s private email account, and so forth), this book argues that secrecy is a ... More


The Rise and Fall of Perjury Prosecutions

Wendie Ellen Schneider

in Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300125665
eISBN:
9780300216554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125665.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates the midcentury turn to perjury prosecutions as the main guarantor of testimonial veracity, and the prosecution of perjurers over the ensuing decades, revealing how a ... More


Under Oath: Secrecy, Perjury and the Social Bond

Charles Barbour

in Derrida's Secret: Perjury, Testimony, Oath

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474424998
eISBN:
9781474434911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424998.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that secrecy is a condition of the social bond. It develops a close reading of Derrida’s later engagements with Levinas and Lacan in particular, as well as an extended ... More


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