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The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law - Albie Sachs

The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law by Albie Sachs is an autobiography of Albie Sachs, who played a prominent part in the struggle for justice in South Africa. The book provides unique access to an insider's perspective on modern South Africa, and a rare glimpse into the working of a judicial mind. By juxtaposing life experiences and extracts from judgments, Sachs enables the reader to see the complex and surprising ways in which legal culture transforms subjective experience into objectively reasoned decisions. With rare candour he tells of the difficulties he has when preparing a judgment, of how every judgment is a lie. Rejecting purely formal notions of the judicial role he shows how both reason and passion (concern for protecting human dignity) are required for law to work in the service of justice.

Book Title: 

The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law

Author: 

Sachs, Albie

Publisher: 

Oxford University Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2009

Binding: 

Hardcover with dust jacket and plastic sleeve.

ISBN: 

9780199571796

Pages: 

306

Dimensions: 

22 × 14 × 3 cm

Book Weight: 

0.511 kg

Condition: 

Good Condition; second hand; 2 inscriptions , 1 inscription from the author to the previous owner, the second inscription to the previous owner - unknown. Stains on the inside back cover of DJ. Scuff & rub marks on the DJ

Price: 

ZAR 350.00

In Stock: 

1

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Front Cover of The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law by Albie Sachs
Back Cover of The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law by Albie Sachs