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John Harrington : Towards a Rhetoric of Medical Law

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/12/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Law and Society
Issue number4
Volume44
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)732-736
Publication statusPublished
Early online date28/11/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This is an extended book review of John Harrington, Towards a Rhetoric of Medical Law (2017) that comments above all on the author's attempt to combine the rhetorical turn in law with systems-theoretical arguments. It identifies the heuristic power of the approach but also notes some limitations regarding the variation, selection, and retention of competing rhetorical arguments and the kinds of constraint - not merely systems-related -- that might influence this.