«the Law» vs. «the People»: Twelfth Round Table on Law and Semiotics (Semiotics and the Human Sciences #14) (Hardcover)
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Does the law act for or against the people ? Who are the people ? This collection of essays by philosophers, historians, legal scholars, and others examines these questions in historical perspective; in law and literature; in contemporary, advanced, and developing societies; and with respect to gender and economics. What the law does and ought to represent is viewed semiotically as a problem admitting of no definitive answer.
About the Author
The Editors: William Pencak, Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University, wrote History, Signing in (Peter Lang 1993), and edited Worldmaking (Peter Lang 1996), and New Approaches to Semiotics and the Human Sciences (Peter Lang, 1998). J. Ralph Lindgren, Clara Stewardson Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Lehigh University, has written extensively on Adam Smith, human rights, and has edited two books in the Semiotics and the Human Sciences series. Roberta Kevelson, late Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the Pennsylvania State University, has written and edited over thirty books on Charles Peirce and semiotics. Her final writings include Peirce, Science, and Signs (Peter Lang 1996); Peirce's Pragmatism (Peter Lang 1998); and Peirce and the Mark of the Gryphon. Charles N. Yood is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the Pennsylvania State University.