The author examines the relevance of several contemporary movements in continental philosophy and social theory to the field of legal studies. In particular, the author examines phenomenology, structuralism, and hermeneutics-theories that have received widespread academic attention-and suggests some possible jurisprudential applications of each one. These applications, the author indicates, can instill a new vitality into American legal scholarship.
Donald H.J. Hermann,
Phenomenology, Structuralism, Hermeneutics, and Legal Study: Applications of Contemporary Continental Thought to Legal Phenomena,
36 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol36/iss3/3