Rainer Maria Kiesow
March 12, 2016
A story from the future. The Luhmann-Derrida-Society holds a meeting. There is presented a piece, a trouvaille: a recorded talk, even if not complete, between a pupil of Luhmann’s and a pupil of Derrida’s. The two jurists are talking about the means of adaptation of legal theory. Différance in law. Structural interfaces between law and politics. What is the place of this “inbetween”? How does one get from the law to the judgement? Who has ever heard the song of the law and felt the force of the law? Fragments, breakages, inconsistencies in the so called applications of the laws. Old stories. Schmitt, Kafka, Bataille, Kelsen are appearing. Tricky lawyers too. A melancholic adieu to the possibility of “right” judgments on the ground of properly understood laws. What do the Chinese say about law and judgment? And the Africans? At the end of the story Truffaut and a short ride to death.