chapter  3
As if: camera juridica
ByTim Murphy
Pages 39

This chapter is the continuation of a line of questioning begun in two earlier pieces, one concerned with the ‘misappropriation’ of critical theory in the context of English academic law (Murphy 1990), the other a preliminary investigation of the character of common law as the oldest social science (Murphy 1991). The second of these articles laboured a distinction between experience and empiricism, which was intended to stand against the more familiar distinction between empiricism and rationalism which has had a wide currency in the characterology of the history of epistemic styles. This chapter is an attempt at a further elaboration of the notions of common law tradition and experience.