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dc.contributor.authorPeters, Timothyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:38:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:38:56Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T02:07:54Z
dc.identifier.issn13251570en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38538
dc.description.abstractIn today's world of hyper-regulation and legal paranoia about technological development, it should come as no, but also the greatest, surprise that the message proclaimed by Saint Paul is returning. Such a message calls us 'beyond the law', overcoming its limits and inviting us to step outside the differences its 'letter' institutes. For the Pauline 'good news' is one that announces a universalism, sublating both the law and difference, and, in so doing, enabling true freedom. This article argues that the film I, Robot, despite being a text as far from the Pauline Epistles in time and space as it is in content, gives rise to questions that have concerned both theology and legal theory for centuries: questions of the place and constitution of law in society, its role in regulating human behaviour and its ability to institute difference between (and within) people. It argues that, under the conditions of postmodernity, the concerns of high theory (theology, jurisprudence, psychoanalysis, Marxism) mesh with, intersect in, and are rendered explicable by the representations of popular culture (Asimov, science fiction, I Robot). Do not thinken_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherLexisNexis Butterworthsen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.lexisnexis.com.au/aus/products/catalog/current_htm/MED.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom77en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto92en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedia and Arts Law Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLegal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180122en_US
dc.titleAllusions to theology: I, Robot, universalism and the limits of the lawen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Lawen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Lexis Nexis. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2008
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