Disenchanting senses

Law and the taste of the real

Authored by: Andrea Pavoni

Routledge Handbook of Law and Theory

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138956469
eBook ISBN: 9781315665733
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This chapter addresses the relation between law and the senses, by elaborating a notion of taste as an inhuman mode of accessing the real, in which the oppositions between knowing and sensing, truth and pleasure, collapse. Thus reconfigured, taste is mobilised to reorient law’s dealing with the world beyond its exceptional mechanism of appropriation. Looking at the newly emerging Natural Wine Movement, I am able to explain how, whether opportunely reoriented, law may be constructively used as a sort of sensing machine, an inhuman apparatus to sense, indeed taste, the real.

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