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Law, Language, and Legal Determinacy

Brian Bix

  • Discusses one of the central problems in the philosophy of law--the question of legal determinacy.
  • Offers a reconsideration of the role of language in the law, and the way ideas about language have been used and misused in recent legal theory
  • Explores in depth the relationship to legal theory of Hart's influential idea of "open texture," Dworkin's interpretative approach to law, and Wittgenstein's philosophy
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