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Living in Technical Legality: Science Fiction and Law as Technology

Kieran Tranter


Successive transformations have resulted in the emergence of a total technological world where old separations about ‘nature’ and ‘culture’ have declined. With this, the tendency towards technicity within modern law has flourished. There has often been identified a mechanistic essence to modern law in its domination of human life. Usually this has been considered an ‘end’ and a loss, the human swallowed by the machine. However, this innovative book sets out to re-address this tendency By examining science fiction as the culture of our total technological world, Living in Technical Legality jou ... More

Keywords: Technology, Modern law, Science Fiction, Technical Legality, Living, Responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474420891
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420891.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kieran Tranter, author
Griffith University