David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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This article explores the philosophical nature of law as depicted by Kafka in his two most famous writings on the subject, "Before the Law," and "The Trial." The substantive portions of this article deal with postmodern and neo-Marxist accounts of Kafka's law, which are both rejected in favor of a synthesis of ideology culminating in law as the necessity of punishment. Although many articles have been written dealing with Kafka from a law and literature perspective, this is the only article I am aware of that deals with Kafka's law on its on terms, i.e., within the bounds of his writings, and interpreted in purely philosophical terms. In essence, this article attempts to establish a foundation for the legitimacy of studying Kafka from a legal, and not solely literary, perspective.
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