Postmodernism and Law: Jurisprudence in a Fragmenting World
This discussion asserts that legal theory is being transformed by postmodern and critical social theory. The author argues that legal theorists should familiarise themselves with postmodern legal and social theory, as postmodernism could potentially fundamentally alter the legal meaning of agency, rationality, and intention.
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The Western Philosophical Tradition of Modernity
Western Jurisprudential System
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