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Songs without music : aesthetic dimensions of law and justice

Author: Desmond Manderson
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2000.
Series: Philosophy, social theory, and the rule of law, 7.
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"In this analysis of the aesthetics of law, historian, legal theorist, and musician Desmond Manderson argues that by treating a text, legal or otherwise, as if it were merely a sequence of logical propositions, readers miss its formal and symbolic meanings. Creatively using music as a model, he demonstrates that law is not a sterile, rational structure, but a cultural form to be valued and enhanced through rhetoric  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Manderson
ISBN: 0520216881 9780520216884
OCLC Number: 41892258
Description: xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The methodological dimension : Prelude : senses and symbols in aesthetic experience --
Fugue : a prospectus for the aesthetic dimension --
Motet : Statutes and music --
an aesthetic methodology --
pt. 2. The Espistemological dimension : Requiem : Green death --
aesthetic interpretations and influences in the death penalty --
Variations on a theme : metaphors of the boundary and the boundaries of metaphor --
pt. 3. The Normative dimension : Quartet for the end of time : legal theory against the law --
Quodlibet : just aesthetics and the aesthetics of justice.
Series Title: Philosophy, social theory, and the rule of law, 7.
Responsibility: Desmond Manderson.
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This analysis of the aesthetics of law argues that by treating a text, legal or otherwise, as if it were a sequence of logical propositions, readers miss its formal and symbolic meanings. Using music  Read more...

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