'Based in the analysis of work, sequential organization and membership categorization in a collection of Egyptian legal proceedings including a trial for perversion and debauchery (homosexuality), Dupret gives us the most sustained attempt yet at a praxeology of judicial activity, re-specifying such legal objects as fact, person, intention, cause and judgement in relation to morality (above all), rationality, normality, language, context, rule, action, and text. It's a remarkable tour de force.'
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About the Author
Baudouin Dupret is Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France, Professor in the Department of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, Director of the Centre Jacques-Berque, Morocco, and author of Droit et Sciences Sociales.