Law and philosophy have never ceased to dance a wary tango, regarding each other as enemies to be conquered. In inventing the idea of law, Greek philosophy enacted a decisive gesture to provide for the law – but it is a gesture whose violence has not yet been sufficiently considered.
Laurent de Sutter is Professor of Law Theory at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His work focuses on the cultural history of law, in particular the link between law and transgression in the history of European legal culture. He is the author of many books, which have been translated into a dozen languages – including L’âge de l’anesthésie (Les Liens Qui Libèrent, 2017), Après la loi (Puf, 2018) and Pornographie du contemporain (La Lettre Volée, 2018). He directs the “Perspectives Critiques” collection at Puf, and “Theory Redux” at Polity Press, in London.
The encounter will be followed by a dedication of the book Après la loi (Puf, 2018).
Language : french
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