Law and Visual Jurisprudence

Semiotics, Law & Art

Between Theory of Justice and Theory of Law

Authors: Bittar, Eduardo C.B.

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  • Presents an interdisciplinary study of the relation between semiotics, law & artOffers a unique approach about the state of the debates and analysis related to the relation between semiotics, law & artPresents a sensible, rigorous and globally situated analysis of concrete works of art

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This book presents an interdisciplinary study of the relation between semiotics, law & art. Focusing on Greimasian semiotics, it examines specific works of art (from Giotto to Banksy) that deal with the theme of justice, promoting a more sensitive and humanized perception of the values that surround law. The book offers readers a comprehensive review of the semiotics of law, critically examining the relation between law & art. It covers a variety of topics, including semiotics, law and art; semiotics, art and experience; and society, law and art, as well as semiotics, law and painting; semiotics, law and architecture; semiotics, law and theatre; semiotics, law and literature; and semiotics, law and culture. In doing so, it uses the semiotics of painting to explain the symbology of justice and its significance in history; the semiotics of architecture to explain the setting of justice; the semiotics of theatre to explain the logic of the legal process; and the semiotics of literature to explain the narrative logic of legal decisions. Lastly, drawing on the semiotics of culture, it discusses ways of promoting justice, citizenship and human rights.  Written from both philosophical and semiotical perspectives, the book enhances the centrality of visual jurisprudence studies to promote a better understanding of the role of law.

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Eduardo C.B. Bittar is ​Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy and General Theory of Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (Brazil - USP). He was President of the National Association for Human Rights (ANDHEP, 2009-2010). He was 2nd. Vice-President of the Brazilian Association of Philosophy of Law (IVR/Brazil, 2009-2016). He was Visiting Professor at the Università di Bologna (Bologna, Italy, 2017), Visiting Professor at the Université Paris-Nanterre (Paris, France, 2018) and at the Collège de France (Paris, France, 2019). He is a N-2 researcher at CNPq (2017-2020). He is Associate Editor of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (IJSL- Springer).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Semiotics, Law & Art
Book Subtitle
Between Theory of Justice and Theory of Law
Authors
Series Title
Law and Visual Jurisprudence
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-58880-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-58880-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-58879-3
Series ISSN
2662-4532
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 216
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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