Practising Equity, Addressing Law

Equity in Law and Literature

1. Edition, 2008
462 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5561-6
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: Anglistische Forschungen, Volume No.: 391
Available: 08.01.2009

Keywords: Shakespeare, William, Concepts of Justice, Concepts of Law, Concepts of Equity, Dickens, Charles, Capote, Truman, Literature, Justice, Concepts of, Law, Concepts of, Equity, Concepts of

The present volume stems from our previous research on The Concept of Equity: A Diachronical Assessment (2007). The essays in this new collection demonstrate how lively and active the debate on equity has been and how difficult it is to find a concluding word on this topic. In literature a new idea concerning equity is slowly being shaped. The discourse offered by literature is of an alternative kind; we are reminded of the utopian function of equity in Plato’s Republic, where it aims at transcending reality and the mimetic description of it. There is something mysterious about equity: we cannot grasp it easily in terms of rational argumentation. It is all about norm and its inversion; at the same time it is deconstructive. Thus sometimes equity appears to be beyond the sphere of reality and takes us into a mysterious and incomprehensible world.