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postgraduate thesis: Lifting the legal veil in The case of the speluncean explorers

TitleLifting the legal veil in The case of the speluncean explorers
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Kwong, W. [鄺詠恒]. (2012). Lifting the legal veil in The case of the speluncean explorers. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4961623
AbstractThis dissertation seeks to “lift the legal veil” of Lon L. Fuller’s famous legal case of The Case of the Speluncean Explorers and Peter Suber’s The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions through the application of literary theories of meaning, interpretation, writing and truth, in particular Jacques Derrida’s Dissemination and Friedrich Nietzsche’s “On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense,” to analyze the legal and jurisprudential problems in the fictional legal cases and to trace the literary qualities of law that it has consciously renounced and unconsciously forgotten. Introducing what Peter Goodrich calls “interruption of law” (Courts of Love 5) to the reading and analysis of the two legal fictions, this dissertation reveals the way that law upholds its authority and legitimacy through language, presents alternative perspectives of understanding the nature and problems of law, illustrates the relationship of “law as literature,” and discusses the utility and significance of legal fictions and stories to the understanding of law and to the illustration of the relationship between law and literature.
DegreeMaster of Arts
SubjectLaw and literature.
Dept/ProgramLiterary and Cultural Studies
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181476

 

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dc.contributor.authorKwong, Wing-hang.-
dc.contributor.author鄺詠恒.-
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-03T03:19:50Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-03T03:19:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationKwong, W. [鄺詠恒]. (2012). Lifting the legal veil in The case of the speluncean explorers. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4961623-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181476-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation seeks to “lift the legal veil” of Lon L. Fuller’s famous legal case of The Case of the Speluncean Explorers and Peter Suber’s The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions through the application of literary theories of meaning, interpretation, writing and truth, in particular Jacques Derrida’s Dissemination and Friedrich Nietzsche’s “On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense,” to analyze the legal and jurisprudential problems in the fictional legal cases and to trace the literary qualities of law that it has consciously renounced and unconsciously forgotten. Introducing what Peter Goodrich calls “interruption of law” (Courts of Love 5) to the reading and analysis of the two legal fictions, this dissertation reveals the way that law upholds its authority and legitimacy through language, presents alternative perspectives of understanding the nature and problems of law, illustrates the relationship of “law as literature,” and discusses the utility and significance of legal fictions and stories to the understanding of law and to the illustration of the relationship between law and literature.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B49616237-
dc.subject.lcshLaw and literature.-
dc.titleLifting the legal veil in The case of the speluncean explorers-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4961623-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Arts-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineLiterary and Cultural Studies-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4961623-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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