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

Peter Goodrich

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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 (noire), and a radical theorist of an impure jurisprudence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-133
Number of pages17
JournalLaw and Critique
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 2015

Keywords

  • Juridical theology
  • Kelsen
  • Lacan
  • Psychoanalysis and law
  • Psychosis
  • Schreber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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