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The jurisprudence of Ratatouille: the rat in the machine, or, the equivocal taste of Égaliberté

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article traces commonalities between the practices of visual animation and modern law through a political and jurisprudential reading of the animated film Ratatouille (2007). It contends that Ratatouille’s treatment of the ontological and anthropological problem of the human soul not only addresses the philosophical complexities inherent to animation, but also the ideological and material conditions that currently govern the practice of égaliberté in contemporary liberal democracies.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • L. Gomez Romero, 'The jurisprudence of Ratatouille: the rat in the machine, or, the equivocal taste of Égaliberté' (2015) 28 (4) International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 843-866.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84946488987

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2160

Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 843

End Page


  • 866

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • This article traces commonalities between the practices of visual animation and modern law through a political and jurisprudential reading of the animated film Ratatouille (2007). It contends that Ratatouille’s treatment of the ontological and anthropological problem of the human soul not only addresses the philosophical complexities inherent to animation, but also the ideological and material conditions that currently govern the practice of égaliberté in contemporary liberal democracies.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • L. Gomez Romero, 'The jurisprudence of Ratatouille: the rat in the machine, or, the equivocal taste of Égaliberté' (2015) 28 (4) International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 843-866.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84946488987

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2160

Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 843

End Page


  • 866

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands