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(1987) An existential phenomenology of law, Dordrecht, Springer.


William Hamrick

pp. 1-18

The following pages attempt to develop the main outlines of an existential phenomenology of law within the context of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of the social world. In so doing, the essay addresses the rather narrow scholarly question, If Merleau-Ponty had written a phenomenology of law, what would it have looked like? But this scholarly enterprise, although impeccable in itself, is also transcended by a more complicated concern for a very different sort of question. Namely, if Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological descriptions of the social world are correct—as I believe they largely are—then what are the philosophical consequences for an adequate understanding of law?

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-0707-7_1

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Hamrick, W. (1987). Introduction, in An existential phenomenology of law, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 1-18.

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