The Image of Law: Deleuze, Bergson, Spinoza, by Lefebvre, Alexandre
- ISBN: 9780804759847 | 0804759847
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 9/16/2008
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The Image of Lawis the first book to examine law through the thought of twentieth-century French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Lefebvre challenges the truism that judges must apply and not create law. In a plain and lucid style, he activates Deleuze's key themeshis critique of dogmatic thought, theory of time, and concept of the encounterwithin the context of adjudication in order to claim that judgment has an inherent, and not an accidental or willful, creativity. The book begins with a critique of the neo-Kantian tradition in legal theory (Hart, Dworkin, and Habermas) and proceeds to draw on Bergson's theory of perception and memory and Spinoza's conception of ethics in order to frame creativity as a necessary feature of judgment.