The Judge’s Two Bodies: The Case of Daniel Paul Schreber

Law and Critique 26 (2):117-133 (2015)
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Abstract

The great work of the psychotic judge Daniel Paul Schreber, namely Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, has received predictable and rather unimaginative interpretations as the discourse of a lunatic. The work has not been studied as a theory of law. Schreber, it is argued here, was an extreme lawyer, a radical melancholegalist, a black letter theorist, a critic avant la lettre, and a radical theorist of an impure jurisprudence

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Chad Kautzer
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