Objectivity in Law / Edition 1

Objectivity in Law / Edition 1

by Nicos Stavropoulos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198258992

ISBN-13: 9780198258995

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book addresses a central topic in contemporary jurisprudence, namely, whether it is possible for legal interpretations to be objective. The author argues that objectivity is possible in law, and grounds this possibility firmly in metaphysics, philosophy of mind and language, and meta-ethics. He then systematically explores the philosophical prejudices that

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This book addresses a central topic in contemporary jurisprudence, namely, whether it is possible for legal interpretations to be objective. The author argues that objectivity is possible in law, and grounds this possibility firmly in metaphysics, philosophy of mind and language, and meta-ethics. He then systematically explores the philosophical prejudices that have operated as sources of resistance to this possibility. These prejudices, once identified, help to illuminate fundamental debates in jurisprudence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198258995
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.72(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The Semantic Framework15
3Empirical Counterparts and Hart's Semantics52
4Mind-Dependence and Cognitivism83
5Substantive Disagreement and Indeterminacy125
6Conceptions of Practice165
References202
Index208

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