Tag: Poststructuralism

Law is a Fugue

Law is, metaphorically speaking, a fugue.1 This metaphor is intended to compare law with the form, structure, and spirit of fugue, and by doing so to provide yet another way to (partially) reveal the nature of law. The fugue is the highest point of contrapuntal development in Western tonal music. The word “contrapuntal” comes from…

Post-Modern Absurdities: Chomsky, Post-Structuralism and Science

‘Post-modern’ thinking, Chomsky suggests, is apolitical or divorced from the world. To the contrary, I argue such thinking politicises so many things that we too often take for granted.I like Noam Chomsky. I like how he can cut through the vagaries and distortions of much mainstream thought. I like how he always contextualises political events…