Marina Lalatta Costerbosa

Criticism and the Law. On a Constellation of Theories

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Keywords: Critique; Critical Legal Theories; Immanuel Kant; Frankfurt School; Anti-pedagogy; Roland Barthes.

The essay deals with the concept of critique from a general point of view, starting from the theoretical overlapping contribution by Adorno, Horkheimer, Foucault and Barthes. In particular, it underlines the antiauthoritarian, reflexive, anti-dogmatic, unconventional character of a very concept of critique. The A. focuses, moreover, on the contemporary constellation of critical legal theories and concludes by arguing the importance of an anti-pedagogic critical theory for a better comprehension of social injustice and violence.

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