Melissaris, Emmanuel (2005) The chronology of the legal. Mcgill Law Journal, 50 (4). pp. 839-861. ISSN 0024-9041
The most influential legal philosophies—notably legal positivism—tend to draw a sharp epistemological distinction between the concept of time and the concept of law. The author provides a legal pluralist account of law, understanding it to consist in a shared idea of justice and the shared normative experience of participants in a legal discourse. A common assumption by participants of their ability to grasp and control time—what the author terms “chronos”—forms one aspect of their shared experience of the legal. A normative understanding of time is thus fundamental to a normative understanding of law.
|Additional Information:||© 2005 The Author|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||K Law > K Law (General)|
|Sets:||Departments > Law|
|Date Deposited:||27 Oct 2008 10:49|
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