Justice as Attunement : Transforming Constitutions in Law, Literature, Economics and the Rest of Life Hardback
The meaning of an expression resides not in the expression itself but in the experience of a person's engagement with it.
Meaning will be different not only to different people but also to the same person at different times.
This book offers a way of attending to these different meanings.
This way (or method) is a version of a trans-cultural activity that Richard Dawson calls attunement.
The activity of attunement involves a movement of self-adjustment to a language, which a person transforms in her or his use of it.
Consciously performing the activity can enable understanding of the processes by which we constitute ourselves and others when we use a language.
This directly connects to the topic justice, which is concerned with constituting appropriate selves and relations.
Justice as Attunement engages with a wide range of texts - legal, literary, economic, philosophical, among others - and illuminates many useful and fascinating connections between them.
There is a sense in which this book transcends disciplinary boundaries, for, in addition to students and scholars of law, literature, economics, and philosophy, it is written to a general reader who is interested in reflecting on and doing justice to their experiences in life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 09/08/2013
- Category: Jurisprudence & philosophy of law
- ISBN: 9780415857512
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