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Law and Interpretation: Essays in Legal Philosophy

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ISBN13: 9780198264873
ISBN: 0198264879
Published: April 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £47.49



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Interpretation has emerged in recent years as one of the most interesting and important elements of legal scholarship. This collection of new essays in law and interpretation provides an overview of this important topic, written by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field.

The collection assesses the role of legislative intent in the interpretation of statutes, and in determining legal standards. This collection will appeal not only to lawyers and to legal theorists, but to all scholars of legal discourse.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence, Statutory Interpretation and Legislative Drafting
Contents:
Foreword
I. INTERPRETATION AND METHOD IN LEGAL THEORY
1. Interpreting Interpretation
2. Focusing the Law: What Legal Interpretation is Not
3. Interpretation and Methodology in Legal Theory
4. Questions in Legal Interpretation
II. INTERPRETATION, OBJECTIVITY, AND DETERMINACY
5. Interpretation without Retrieval
6. Three Concepts of Objectivity
7. Determinacy, Objectivity, and Authority
8. Against Legal Principles
III. INTERPRETATION AND LEGISLATIVE INTENT
9. Legislators' Intentions and Unintentional Legislation
10. All or Nothing At All? The Intentions of Authorities and the Authority of Intentions
11. Interpreting Authorities
12. Interpreting Official Speech