Friday, June 27, 2014

An Interview with Chris Tomlins

Up on the website of the Queen Mary School of Law is The Study of Legal History and Its Place in Academia–An Interview with Professor Chris Tomlins.  Although it will come as no surprise to the legions of us whom Chris has edited, here’s my favorite bit:
I am a believer in a plurality of perspectives. I want to fight intellectually to obtain a hearing for the way I think things can be done and can be done productively. I don’t want to fight to exclude other ways of doing things. One is constantly influenced by other people’s work and one wants to see that work flourish, no matter the perspective it might be advancing.