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dc.contributor.authorSykes, R
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-04T03:50:48Z
dc.date.available2018-01-04T03:50:48Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0952-8059
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11196-016-9497-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/143704
dc.description.abstractThis article allies the 1997 PlayStation video game Final Fantasy VII with Slavoj Žižek’s writings on ecology to critique the area of legal philosophy known as ‘earth jurisprudence’. Earth jurisprudents argue that law bears a large part of the responsibility for humanity’s exploitation of the environment, as law helps to bar nature from subjectivity. However, as Žižek warns—and as FFVII illustrates—the desire for meaning incites people to manufacture a harmonious vision of nature that obscures the chaotic forces at work in the environment and ultimately absolves humanity of responsibility towards the world. Therefore, earth jurisprudence’s program of using legal rights to limit human intervention should be rejected in favour of an approach that enables people to take an active role in addressing the ecological crisis.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto22
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal for the Semiotics of Law
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.title‘Those Chosen by the Planet’: Final Fantasy VII and Earth Jurisprudence
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSykes, Robbie J.


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