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The Resource Common sense and legal judgment : community knowledge, political power, and rhetorical practice, Patricia Cochran

Common sense and legal judgment : community knowledge, political power, and rhetorical practice, Patricia Cochran

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Common sense and legal judgment : community knowledge, political power, and rhetorical practice
Title
Common sense and legal judgment
Title remainder
community knowledge, political power, and rhetorical practice
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Cochran
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Common sense and legal judgement
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Language
eng
Summary
"What does it mean when a judge in a court of law uses the phrase 'common sense'? Is it a type of evidence or a mode of reasoning? In a world characterized by material and political inequalities, whose common sense should inform the law? [This book] explores this rhetorically powerful phrase, arguing that common sense, when invoked in political and legal discourses without adequate reflection, poses a threat to the quality and legitimacy of legal judgment. Often operating in the service of conservatism, populism, or majoritarianism, common sense can harbour stereotypes, reproduce unjust power relations, and silence marginalized people. Nevertheless, drawing the works of theorists such as Thomas Reid, Antonio Gramsci, and Hannah Arendt into conversation with rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada, [the author] demonstrates that with careful attention, the democratic, egalitarian, and community-sustaining aspects of common sense can be brought to light. A call for critical self-reflection and the close scrutiny of power relationships and social contexts, this book is a direct response to social justice predicaments and their confounding relationships to law. Creative and interdisciplinary, [this book] reinvigorates feminist and anti-poverty understandings of judgment, knowledge, justice, and accountability."--
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1977-
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Cochran, Patricia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Common sense
  • Judgment
  • Justice
  • Law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Common sense
  • Judgment
  • Justice
  • Law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
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Common sense and legal judgment : community knowledge, political power, and rhetorical practice, Patricia Cochran
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Common sense : self-evident and inscrutable
  • Thomas Reid's common sense : accountability for judgment and the boundaries of debate
  • Antonio Gramsci's common sense : history, power, and our conceptions of the world
  • Hannah Arendt's common sense : imagining communities and the basis of valid judgment
  • Conclusion:
  • Common sense for good legal judgment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780773550889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985688199
Label
Common sense and legal judgment : community knowledge, political power, and rhetorical practice, Patricia Cochran
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Common sense : self-evident and inscrutable
  • Thomas Reid's common sense : accountability for judgment and the boundaries of debate
  • Antonio Gramsci's common sense : history, power, and our conceptions of the world
  • Hannah Arendt's common sense : imagining communities and the basis of valid judgment
  • Conclusion:
  • Common sense for good legal judgment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780773550889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985688199

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