Law, Hermeneutics and Rhetoric

by Prof. Francis J., III Mootz

Law, Hermeneutics and Rhetoric Synopsis

Mootz offers an antidote to the fragmentation of contemporary legal theory with a collection of essays arguing that legal practice is a hermeneutical and rhetorical event that can best be understood and theorized in those terms. This is not a modern insight that wipes away centuries of dogmatic confusion; rather, Mootz draws on insights as old as the Western tradition itself. However, the essays are not antiquarian or merely descriptive, because hermeneutical and rhetorical philosophy have undergone important changes over the millennia. To return to hermeneutics and rhetoric as touchstones for law is to embrace dynamic traditions that provide the resources for theorists who seek to foster persuasion and understanding as an antidote to the emerging global order and the trend toward bureaucratization in accordance with expert administration, violent suppression, or both.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780754628101
Publication date: 28th October 2010
Author: Prof. Francis J., III Mootz
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 492 pages
Categories: Jurisprudence & philosophy of law,

About Prof. Francis J., III Mootz

Francis J. Mootz III is Dean of the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, USA

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