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Law and the body

Antoinette Chauvenett About the author

Starting from the concept of cultural arbitrariness, where the category of "sickness" is relativized and where its insertion in the realm of meaning is evidenced, this essay discusses the issue of the autonomy of the organism and of health as components of law. It goes on to establish relations between the notions of causality, deviance, and judicial order, leading into a discussion of the body and history.

Sickness; health; culture; law

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