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Philosophical Foundations of Language in the Law

Edited by: Andrei Marmor, Scott Soames

ISBN13: 9780199673704
Published: January 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2011)
Price: £24.49
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780199572380



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This collection brings together the best contemporary philosophical work in the area of intersection between philosophy of language and the law.

Some of the contributors are philosophers of language who are interested in applying advances in philosophy of language to legal issues, and some of the participants are philosophers of law who are interested in applying insights and theories from philosophy of language to their work on the nature of law and legal interpretation.

By making this body of recent work available in a single volume, readers will gain both a general overview of the various interactions between language and law, and also detailed analyses of particular areas in which this interaction is manifest.

The contributions to this volume are grouped under three main general areas: The first area concerns a critical assessment, in light of recent advances in philosophy of language, of the foundational role of language in understanding the nature of law itself.

The second main area concerns a number of ways in which an understanding of language can resolve some of the issues prevalent in legal interpretation, such as the various ways in which semantic content can differ from law's assertive content; the contribution of presuppositions and pragmatic implicatures in understanding what the law conveys; the role of vagueness in legal language, for example.

The third general topic concerns the role of language in the context of particular legal doctrines and legal solutions to practical problems, such as the legal definitions of inchoate crimes, the legal definition of torture, or the contractual doctrines concerning default rules.

Together, these three key issues cover a wide range of philosophical interests in law that can be elucidated by a better understanding of language and linguistic communication.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The Value of Vagueness
3. What Vagueness and Inconsistency Tell Us about Interpretation
4. Vagueness and the Guidance of Action
5. Can the Law Imply More Than It Says? On Some Pragmatic Aspects of Strategic Speech
6. Textualism and the Discovery of Rights
7. Textualism, Intentionalism, and the Law of Contracts
8. Modeling Legal Rules
9. Trying to Kill the Dead: De Dicto and De Re Intention in Attempted Crimes
10. Legislation As Communication? Legal Interpretation and the Study of Linguistic Communication

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