The Law before its law: Franz Kafka on the (Im-)Possibility of Law's Self-Reflection ? Das Recht vor seinem Gesetz: Franz Kafka zur (Un-)Möglichkeit einer Selbstreflexion des Rechts

Author:Gunther Teubner

Let us imagine that the man from the country in Kafka’s parable “Before the law” is not the human individual who has been delivered up to the force of institutionalised legalism (power, morality, religion etc), as we find in numerous Kafka interpretations with their somewhat over-hasty role fixation. Let us suppose instead that he is a judge “from the country”, who – back there, in the country –... (see full summary)

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