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Dragan Milovanovic, Postmodern Law and Disorder
Psychoanalytic Jurisprudence, Chaos and Juridic Exegeses

Chapter One: Introduction


Chapter Two: Semiotics and Law: A Post-Frankfurt View

2.1 Introduction: Defining the Terrain - The Post-Modernist Challenge

2.2 Subjectivity in Law and Ideology: The End of Cogito, Ergo Sum

2.3 The Semiotic Tradition: Saussure, Peirce, and the Nature of the Sign

2.4 The Post-Modernist Rebellion: Nietzsche and Post-structuralist Thought

2.5 Lacan's Psychoanalytic Semiotics and Beyond: Political Economy and the Sign

2.6 Language Speaks the Subject: Juridic Discourse as a Disciplinary Mechanism

2.7 Summary


Chapter Three: Signification, the Decentered and the Juridic Subject

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Freud's Topologies of the Structure of the Psychic Apparatus

3.2.1 Topology: The Mystic Writing Pad

3.2.2 Primary and Secondary Process

3.2.3 Thing- and Word-Presentations

3.2.4 Discerning the Rebus

3.3 Lacan's Psychoanalytic Semiotics and Subjectivity

3.3.1 The Three Orders: Real, Symbolic, Imaginary

3.3.2 The Fourth Order: The Symptom and Borromean Knots

3.3.3 The Floating Signifier and Signifying Chains

3.3.4 Metaphor and Metonymy

3.3.5 Schema L: Subjectivity and the Four Corners

3.4 Nature of Desire: Hegel-Kojève and the Nietzsche-Deleuze Challenge

3.4.1 Hegel-Kojève and the Master-Slave Dialectic

3.4.2 Nietzsche-Deleuze and the Noble-Slave Dialectic

3.4.3 Deleuze/Guattari and Territorialized Desire

3.5 Weber and the Ghost of Nietzsche: Subjectivity in Law - Images of Unity and Disunity

3.5.1 Nexus: Metaphoric Algorithm, Exchange-Value and the Construction of the Juridic Subject

3.6 Summary


Chapter Four: The Quintrivium: Meaning Construction in Law

4.1 Introduction: Post-Frankfurt School

4.2 Elements of the Quintrivium

4.2.1 Deep Structure

4.2.2 Discursive Structure: Paradigm, Syntagm; Narrative Coherence

4.2.3 Referential Structure: Metaphor, Metonymy; Rhizome

4.2.4 Extra-verbal Context: Pragmatics

4.2.5 Linguistic Coordinate Systems and Discursive Subject-Positions

4.3 Hegemony: The Quintrivium, Graphs of Desire,and Legal Speech Production

4.3.1 Graphs of Desire

4.3.2 Elementary Cell of Speech Production

4.3.3 The Imaginary Level of the Graphs of Desire

4.3.4 The Socio-Symbolic Level of the Graphs of Desire

4.3.5 The Énonciation Level of the Graphs of Desire

4.3.6 Legal Speech Production and the Graphs of Desire

4.3.7 Cathexis of Attention

4.4 Summary


Chapter Five: The Quintrivium and the Construction of "What Happened?": Exemplary Readings

5.1 Introduction: Textual Exegeses in Law, Literature,and Cinema

5.2 Law

5.2.1 Materialistic Basis of Semiotic Production

5.2.2 Constitutive Theory of Law

5.2.3 Spheres of Juridico-Linguistic Production and Circulation

5.2.4 Intertextuality, Judgment Rendering, and Subjectivity

5.2.5 The Quintrivium and Constitutive Law: Exemplifications

5.3 Textual Exegeses in Cinema and Literature

5.3.1 Spoken Subject

5.3.2 Visée

5.3.3 Writerly and Readerly Visées, Major and Minor Literature and the Movement Towards a Replacement Discourse

5.4 Summary


Chapter Six: Towards A Replacement Discourse: Speculations Concerning the Contributions of THE POSTMODERNIST SCIENCES

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Toward an Alternative Conceptualization of Space and Time

6.2.1 Newtonian Space-Time Coordinates

6.2.2 Relativity and Space-Time Coordinates

6.2.3 Quantum Mechanics and Space-Time Coordinates

6.2.4 Quantum Chaos and Space-Time Coordinates

6.2.5 Quantum Chaos and Alternative Semiotic Forms

6.3 Local and Global Knowledge

6.4 Dissipative Structures and Transformative Politics

6.4.1 Orderly Disorder

6.4.2 Signifiers, Law and Dissipative Structures

6.4.3 Towards an "Empowered Democracy"

6.5 Value Committed Legal Texts: Embodying Alternative Semiotic Forms