The legal imagination james boyd white on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers white extends his theory of law as constitutive rhetoric asking how one may criticize the legal culture and the texts within it a fascinating study of the language of the law . Legal language here feeds on the subjunctive it signals its own artificiality and so demonstrates the fragility of legal knowledge in so doing it creates the possibility of evolution but without dictating what that alternative ought to be l egal thinking also draws on the imagination by setting up surprising unexpected relations this . The legal imagination has 19 ratings and 2 reviews cosmo said while whites text is presented like a legal casebook its appeal is much broader white . Groundbreaking as they say and ground broken for the purpose of building an understanding of legal thought legal traditions and yes the legal imagination capable of creating lives well lived in the practice it is even more than that however for these well lived lives carry with them social implications for all of us. This paper is an exploration of the cultural circumstances in which modern law and literature arose in the middle third of the last century the argument is that the connections between law and literature were surprising because law thought of itself as an autonomous field of practice and thought
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