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Administering Interpretation: Derrida, Agamben, and the Political Theology of Law

Peter Goodrich and Michel Rosenfeld


Populism in politics and policy orientations in law have thrown the jurisdiction of the academy and the disciplines of interpretation into disarray. Critique flounders in abstraction and negativity, law loses itself in particularity. Administering Interpretation brings together philosophers, humanists, and jurists from both continental and anglophone jurisdictions to reassess the status and trajectory of interpretative theory as applied in the art of law. Tracking the thread of philosophical influences upon the community of legal interpretation, both reception and resistance, the essays move f ... More

Keywords: critique, hermeneutics, interpretation, law, political theology, secularism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823283798
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823283798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Goodrich, editor
Cardozo School of Law

Michel Rosenfeld, editor
Cardozo School of Law

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Front Matter


Peter Goodrich and Michel Rosenfeld

I Reconstructing Interpretative Communities

II Derrida and Dissimulation

6 Derrida’s Legal Times

Bernadette Meyler

7 Derrida’s Shylock

Katrin Trüstedt

III The Justice of Administration

9 Contra Iurem

Laurent de Sutter

IV CounterPlaces, CounterTimes

11 A Ghost Story

Marco Wan