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dc.contributor.authorCharnock, Ross
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-21T11:37:33Z
dc.date.available2009-07-21T11:37:33Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/1252
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectDroiten
dc.subject.ddc410en
dc.titleLexical indeterminacy: contextualism and rule-following in common law adjudicationen
dc.typeChapitre d'ouvrage
dc.description.abstractenIn spite of claims to be giving effect to the intention of the legislature, English judges are expected to follow a literal rule of construction. However, in some cases, strict observation of this rule can lead to absurdity, while in others the literal meaning may appear indeterminate, as predicted by the semantic theory of contextualism, according to which 'what is said' is necessarily occasion-sensitive. It follows that. the content of legal rules must be considered not as being objectively fixed, but as being established by consensus within the relevant community. Although philosophers of law tend to reject this version of rule-scepticism, certain aspects of legal judgments in well known cases shows that it corresponds well to the conventions of common law adjudication.en
dc.identifier.citationpages21-47en
dc.relation.ispartoftitleInterpretation, Law and the Construction of Meaning - Collected Papers on Legal Interpretation in Theory, Adjudication and Political Practiceen
dc.relation.ispartofeditorCao, Deborah
dc.relation.ispartofeditorWerner, Wouter
dc.relation.ispartofeditorWagner, Anne
dc.relation.ispartofpublnameSpringeren
dc.relation.ispartofpublcityDordrechten
dc.relation.ispartofdate2007
dc.relation.ispartofpages219en
dc.description.sponsorshipprivateouien
dc.subject.ddclabelLinguistiqueen
dc.relation.ispartofisbn978-1402053191en


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