Law and Interpretation: Essays in Legal Philosophy

Paperback | August 1, 1997

EditorAndrei Marmor

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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. Thecollection 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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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. Thecollection assesses the role of legislative inte...

Andrei Marmor is at University of Tel Aviv.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198264879

ISBN - 13:9780198264873

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ForewordI. Interpretation and Method in Legal Theory1. M.S. Moore: Interpreting Interpretation2. M. Stone: Focusing the Law: What Legal Interpretation is Not3. S.R. Perry: Interpretation and Methodology in Legal Theory4. B. Bix: Questions in Legal InterpretationII. Interpretation, Objectivity, and Determinacy5. J. Raz: Interpretation without Retrieval6. A. Marmor: Three Concepts of Objectivity7. J. Coleman and B. Leiter: Determinacy, Objectivity, and Authority8. L. Alexander and K. Kress: Against Legal PrinciplesIII. Interpretation and Legislative Intent9. J. Waldron: Legislators' Intentions and Unintentional Legislation10. L. Alexander: All or Nothing At All? The Intentions of Authorities and the Authority of Intentions11. H.M. Hurd: Interpreting Authorities12. M. Dan-Cohen: Interpreting Official Speech

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... the book is a fine set of essays; all of the contributions are clear and thoughtful, and most of them are powerful./ Virtually every essay in the volume is deserving of detailed comments. A brief review can do no more than touch on a few points./ ... an important and sophisticatedcontribution to contemporary jurisprudence./ ... for anyone interested in legal philosophy rather than in charlatanry, the book can be recommended very highly indeed./ Matthew H. Kramer, The Cambridge Law Journal, 1998.