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Law as art

Author: Gary Bagnall
Publisher: Aldershot ; Brookfield, USA : Dartmouth, ©1996.
Series: Applied legal philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Law as Art presents a radical new legal theory, the Law as Art Hypothesis, which conceives law, not as a system of rules, but as a distinctive kind of art work. Law is differentiated as art by the Law as Compound Type Hypothesis, which uses the heuristic metaphor of the Operatic Music Drama, the most elementally complex compound art form, to develop an idea of legal art as a distinctive empowered text, supported by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Bagnall
ISBN: 1855217589 9781855217584
OCLC Number: 35192162
Notes: "Dartmouth series in applied legal philosophy"--Ser. pref.
Description: xii, 221 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. An Epistemology of Art --
3. An Ontology of Art --
4. The Value of Art --
5. The Morphology of Art --
6. Law and the Arts --
7. Law as Art I: Preliminary Hypotheses --
8. Law as Art II: The OMD Metaphor Revised --
9. Conclusion.
Series Title: Applied legal philosophy.
Responsibility: Gary Bagnall.

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Bagnall attempts to shed new light on the idea of law itself, shifting away from the scientific approach toward an artistic perspective on law.  Read more...

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