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  1. S. Law (2012). The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds Edited by Helen Beebee and Nigel Sabbarton-Leary. Analysis 72 (3):621-622.
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    Haoze Li & Jess H.-K. Law (2016). Alternatives in Different Dimensions: A Case Study of Focus Intervention. Linguistics and Philosophy 39 (3):201-245.
    In Beck, focus intervention is used as an argument for reducing Hamblin’s semantics for questions to Rooth’s focus semantics. Drawing on novel empirical evidence from Mandarin and English, we argue that this reduction is unwarranted. Maintaining both Hamblin’s original semantics and Rooth’s focus semantics not only allows for a more adequate account for focus intervention in questions, but also correctly predicts that focus intervention is a very general phenomenon caused by interaction of alternatives in different dimensions.
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    Kenneth Einar Himma (2009). Positivism and Interpreting Legal Content: Does Law Call for a Moral Semantics? Ratio Juris 22 (1):24-43.
    In two fascinating papers, Jules Coleman has been considering an idea, first articulated and defended by Scott Shapiro in his forthcoming book Legality , that law calls for a moral semantics. In a recent paper, Coleman argues it is a conceptual truth that legal content stating behavioral requirements, whether construed as propositions or imperatives, can "truthfully be redescribed as expressing a moral directive or authorization" ( Coleman 2007 , 592). For example, the directive "mail fraud is illegal" expresses , (...)
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    Bernard S. Jackson (2000). Literal Meaning: Semantics and Narrative in Biblical Law and Modern Jurisprudence. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 13 (4):433-457.
    The modern conception of the ``Rule of Law'' entails government bylaw not men, and takes law to consist in rules known in advance. Thislatter characteristic assumes that, for the most part, the meaningof such rules is unproblematic (Hart's ``core of settled meaning''), this usually being understood as a function of ``literal meaning''.A quite different model exists in the Bible: the early rules display``oral residue'', and their meaning, I argue, is constructed in``narrative'' rather than ``semantic'' terms: instead of asking:``what situations do (...)
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    Kirill Postoutenko (2014). Gresham's Law, Conceptual Semantics, and Semiotics of Authoritarianism: Do “Bad” Concepts Drive Out “Good” Ones? [REVIEW] Contributions to the History of Concepts 9 (1):1-23.
    The aim of this article is to explore to what extent the rule of economics commonly known as Gresham's law can be extrapolated to verbal language . Consequently, the goal of this article is twofold. First, for Gresham's law to be applied simultaneously to money and language, its unfortunate and obscure wording should be clarified. Second, one should identify the contexts in which the validity of the law could be assessed best, and run a very preliminary test. For this purpose, (...)
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    W. De Campos Sanz, T. Piecha & P. Schroeder-Heister (2014). Constructive Semantics, Admissibility of Rules and the Validity of Peirce's Law. Logic Journal of the IGPL 22 (2):297-308.
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  7. Marek Nestina (2012). Semantics and Pragmatics of the Language in the Law. Filozofia 67 (9):718-730.
     
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  8. Marek Nestina (2013). The Semantics and Pragmatics in the Philosophy of Law. Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 20:105-121.
     
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  9. Jules L. Coleman (ed.) (2000). Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to the Concept of Law. Oxford University Press.
    The Postscript to 'The Concept of Law' contains Herbert Hart's only sustained and considered response to the objections made by his distinguished critic, Ronald Dworkin. In this extraordinary collection, an array of leading legal philosophers evaluates the success of Hart's response to Dworkin.
     
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  10. Brian Bix (1993). Law, Language, and Legal Determinacy. Oxford University Press.
    This book discusses one of the central problems in the philosophy of law--the question of legal determinacy. Is the law a seamless web or are there gaps? Bix argues that the major re-thinking of the common and "common sense" views about law that have been proposed by various recent legal theories is unnecessary. He 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. He (...)
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    Graham Hubbs & Douglas Lind (eds.) (2013). Pragmatism, Law, and Language. Routledge.
    This volume puts leading pragmatists in the philosophy of language, including Robert Brandom, in contact with scholars concerned with what pragmatism has come to mean for the law. Each contribution uses the resources of pragmatism to tackle fundamental problems in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of law, and social and political philosophy. In many chapters, the version of pragmatism deployed proves a fruitful approach to its subject matter; in others, shortcomings of the specific brand of pragmatism are revealed. The (...)
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  12. Roberta Kevelson (1988). The Law as a System of Signs. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Lars Lindahl (1977). Position and Change: A Study in Law and Logic. D. Reidel Pub. Co..
    CHAPTER 1 From Bentham to Kanger I. Introduction In the analytical tradition established by Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, and continued in the twentieth ...
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  14. Matthias Klatt (2008). Making the Law Explicit: The Normativity of Legal Argumentation. Hart Pub..
     
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  15. Aulis Aarnio (ed.) (1998). On Coherence Theory of Law. Distribution, Akademibokhandeln I Lund.
     
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  16. Pompeu Casanovas Romeu (ed.) (2007). Trends in Legal Knowledge: The Semantic Web and the Regulation of Electronic Social Systems: Papers From the B-4 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Law, May 25th- 27th 2005: Xxii World Congress of Philosophy Ivr '05 Granada, May 24th-29th 2005. [REVIEW] European Press Academic Pub..
  17. Roberta Kevelson (1987). Law and Semiotics.
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    Massimo la Torre (2002). Theories of Legal Argumentation and Concepts of Law. An Approximation. Ratio Juris 15 (4):377-402.
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    Dmitrii Y. Manin (2008). Zipf's Law and Avoidance of Excessive Synonymy. Cognitive Science 32 (7):1075-1098.
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    Ilmar Tammelo (1980). Modern Logic in the Service of Law. Journal of Symbolic Logic 45 (3):633-634.
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  21. Roberta Kevelson (1990). Peirce, Paradox, Praxis the Image, the Conflict, and the Law.
     
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    Geert Keil (2013). Making Causal Counterfactuals More Singular, and More Appropriate for Use in Law. In Benedikt Kahmen Markus Stepanians (ed.), Causation and Responsibility: Critical Essays. De Gruyter 157-189.
    Unlike any other monograph on legal liability, Michael S. Moore’s book CAUSATION AND RESPONSIBILITY contains a well-informed and in-depth discussion of the metaphysics of causation. Moore does not share the widespread view that legal scholars should not enter into metaphysical debates about causation. He shows respect for the subtleties of philosophical debates on causal relata, identity conditions for events, the ontological distinctions between events, states of affairs, facts and tropes, and the counterfactual analysis of event causation, and he considers all (...)
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    Lennart Åqvist (2008). Some Logico-Semantical Themes in Karl Olivecrona's Philosophy of Law: A Non-Exegetical Approach. Theoria 74 (4):271-294.
    The paper deals with certain issues with which Olivecrona was mainly concerned in his Philosophy of Law, notably (i) his views about the logical or syntactical form of imperatives as used in the law, and (ii) his views on the semantics of imperatives in the law and on the question whether and to what extent the notions of truth and falsity are applicable to those imperatives at all. In the light of an important critical notice of Olivecrona's work by (...)
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    Kenneth Einar Himma (2014). The Logic of Showing Possibility Claims. A Positive Argument for Inclusive Legal Positivism and Moral Grounds of Law. Revus 23.
    In this essay, I argue for a view that inclusive positivists share with Ronald Dworkin. According to the Moral Incorporation Thesis (MIT), it is logically possible for a legal system to incorporate moral criteria of legality (or “grounds of law,” as Dworkin puts it). Up to this point, the debate has taken the shape of attacks on the coherence of MIT with the defender of MIT merely attempting to refute the attacking argument. I give a positive argument for MIT. I (...)
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    Paolo Sandro (2011). An Axiomatic Theory of Law. Res Publica 17 (4):343-354.
    This paper presents in outline Luigi Ferrajoli’s axiomatic and general theory of law, as developed in his lifelong work Principia Iuris . The first section focuses on the three main aspects of the theory: the methodological, the theoretical and the pragmatic, which respectively represent the theory’s syntax, semantics and its pragmatics. Ferrajoli identifies three deontic gaps of norms: firstly, the one between their validity and efficacy ; secondly, the one between their justice and validity ; and finally, and most (...)
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  26. Bernard S. Jackson (1985). Semiotics and Legal Theory. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
     
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  27. Peter Goodrich (1987). Legal Discourse: Studies in Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Legal Analysis. St. Martin's Press.
     
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    Maarten Henket (2003). Great Expectations: AI and Law as an Issue for Legal Semiotics. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 16 (2):123-138.
    Trying to build computerprograms that can assist the practicing lawyerin solving concrete cases is scientificallychallenging and financially attractive. So far,the practical results of such endeavors arerather modest, but that may change. This paperexamines the possible impact in the future ofadvanced advisory software on the semantics andpragmatics of law. Two kinds of computerprograms are discussed, viz., expertsystems and dialogue models. It is argued thatsuch systems may affect adjudication in someimportant ways, and that jurists shouldtherefore develop a more critical attitudetoward the (...)
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  29. Bernhard Herrlich (2010). Recht Zur Sprache Gebracht: Zur Verankerung des Rechts in der Normalen Sprache Unter Besonderer Berücksichtigung der Sprachphilosophie Ludwig Wittgensteins, John L. Austins, H.P. Grice' Und John R. Searles. [REVIEW] Helbing Lichtenhahn.
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  30. Bernhard Herrlich (2010). Recht Zur Sprache Gebracht: Zur Verankerung des Rechts in der Normalen Sprache Unter Besonderer Berücksichtigung der Sprachphilosophie Ludwig Wittgensteins, John L. Helbing Lichtenhahn.
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  31. Roberta Kevelson (1991). Action and Agency.
  32. João Bosco Medeiros (2004). Português Forense: A Produção Do Sentido. Editora Atlas.
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  33. Eduardo Chagas Oliveira (ed.) (2004). Chaïm Perelman: Direito, Retórica E Teoria da Argumentação. Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana.
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    Jules L. Coleman (2007). Beyond the Separability Thesis: Moral Semantics and the Methodology of Jurisprudence. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 27 (4):581-608.
    Next SectionIn emphasizing the importance of the separability thesis, legal philosophers have inadequately appreciated other philosophically important ways in which law and morality are or might be connected with one another. In this article, I argue that the separability thesis cannot shoulder the philosophical burdens that it has been asked to bear. I then turn to two issues of greater importance to jurisprudence. These are ‘the moral semantics of law’ and ‘the normativity of theory construction in jurisprudence’. The moral (...)
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    John Danaher (2015). The Normativity of Linguistic Originalism: A Speech Act Analysis. Law and Philosophy 34 (4):397-431.
    The debate over the merits of originalism has advanced considerably in recent years, both in terms of its intellectual sophistication and its practical significance. In the process, some prominent originalists—Lawrence Solum and Jeffrey Goldsworthy being the two discussed here—have been at pains to separate out the linguistic and normative components of the theory. For these authors, while it is true that judges and other legal decision-makers ought to be originalists, it is also true that the communicated content of the constitution (...)
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  36. Barry Ward (2007). The Natural Kind Analysis of Ceteris Paribus Law Statements. Philosophical Topics 35 (1/2):359-380.
    A novel analysis of Ceteris Paribus (CP) law statements is constructed. It explains how such statements can have determinate, testable content by relating their semantics to the semantics of natural kind terms. Objections are discussed, and the analysis is compared with others. Many philosophers think of the CP clause as a ‘no interference’ clause. However, many non-strict scientific generalizations are clearly not subsumed under this construal. While this analysis accounts interference cases as violating the CP clause, it is (...)
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    Phan Minh Dung & Phan Minh Thang (2009). Modular Argumentation for Modelling Legal Doctrines in Common Law of Contract. Artificial Intelligence and Law 17 (3):167-182.
    To create a programming environment for contract dispute resolution, we propose an extension of assumption-based argumentation into modular assumption-based argumentation in which different modules of argumentation representing different knowledge bases for reasoning about beliefs and facts and for representation and reasoning with the legal doctrines could be built and assembled together. A distinct novel feature of modular argumentation in compare with other modular logic-based systems like Prolog is that it allows references to different semantics in the same module at (...)
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    Ronald Stamper (1988). Pathologies of AI: Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in Professional Work. [REVIEW] AI and Society 2 (1):3-16.
    Although the AI paradigm is useful for building knowledge-based systems for the applied natural sciences, there are dangers when it is extended into the domains of business, law and other social systems. It is misleading to treat knowledge as a commodity that can be separated from the context in which it is regularly used. Especially when it relates to social behaviour, knowledge should be treated as socially constructed, interpreted and maintained through its practical use in context. The meanings of terms (...)
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    Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2003). A Defence of Hart's Semantics as Nonambitious Conceptual Analysis. Legal Theory 9 (2):99-124.
    Two methodological claims in Hart's TheConceptofLaw have produced perplexity: that it is a book on 1 and that it may also be regarded as an essay in 2 Are these two ideas reconcilable? We know that mere analysis of our legal concepts cannot tell us much about their properties, that is, about the empirical aspect of law. We have learned this from philosophical criticisms of conceptual analysis; yet Hart informs us that analytic jurisprudence can be reconciled with descriptive sociology. The (...)
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    Marek Nowak (1998). Kripke Semantics for Some Paraconsistent Logics. Logica Trianguli 2:87-101.
    The paper deals with seven propositional paraconsistent logics. Four of them are based on intuitionistic positive logic: the minimal Johansson’s logic, some two its weakenings and its extension by the law of excluded middle. The remaining three ones are their counterparts having the classical positive base. For all logics the Kripke-style semantics is provided.
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    Naomi Choi (2007). Interpretivism in Jurisprudence: What Difference Does the Philosophy of History Make to the Philosophy of Law? Journal of the Philosophy of History 1 (3):365-393.
    To answer the question of what difference the philosophy of history makes to the philosophy of law this paper begins by calling attention to the way that Ronald Dworkin's interpretive theory of law is supposed to upend legal positivism. My analysis shows how divergent theories about what law and the basis of legal authority is are supported by divergent points of view about what concepts are, how they operate within social practices, and how we might best give account of such (...)
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    May Brodbeck (1949). Coherence Theory Reconsidered: Professor Werkmeister on Semantics and on the Nature of Empirical Laws. Philosophy of Science 16 (1):75-85.
    Werkmeister's new book, The Basis and Structure of Knowledge is the second major attempt in recent years to defend the idealistic theory of knowledge. The first was Blanshard's Nature of Thought; and it is worth noticing that both authors, in undertaking the defense of a position long in the shadows, are well aware of contemporary developments in logic and technical philosophy. Werkmeister freely acknowledges his debt to Blanshard; yet his work differs in scope from the latter's in at least two (...)
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    Uwe Meixner (1995). Ontologically Minimal Logical Semantics. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 36 (2):279-298.
    Ontologically minimal truth law semantics are provided for various branches of formal logic (classical propositional logic, S5 modal propositional logic, intuitionistic propositional logic, classical elementary predicate logic, free logic, and elementary arithmetic). For all of them logical validity/truth is defined in an ontologically minimal way, that is, not via truth value assignments or interpretations. Semantical soundness and completeness are proved (in an ontologically minimal way) for a calculus of classical elementary predicate logic.
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    Guillermo Haddock (2004). Chateaubriand on Logical Form and Semantics. Manuscrito 27 (1):115-128.
    In this paper on Oswaldo Chateaubriand’s book Logical Forms I, I am mostly concerned with the critical task of indicating some shortcomings and stressing my disagreements with the distinguished scholar. The most important shortcoming of the book is Chateaubriand’s unfamiliarity with Husserl’s views on logic and semantics, some of which anticipate views propounded by the former – e.g., the distinction between logical law and logical necessity-, whereas others are more subtle than Chateaubriand’s views – e.g., Husserl’s views on the (...)
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  45. Kalpana Rahita Seshadri (2012). Humanimal: Race, Law, Language. Univ of Minnesota Press.
    _HumAnimal_ explores the experience of dehumanization as the privation of speech. Taking up the figure of silence as the space between human and animal, it traces the potential for an alternate political and ethical way of life beyond law. Employing the resources offered by deconstruction as well as an ontological critique of biopower, Kalpana Rahita Seshadri suggests that humAnimal, as the site of impropriety opened by racism and manifested by silence, can be political and hazardous to power. Through the lens (...)
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    Lucas Champollion, Ivano Ciardelli & Linmin Zhang, Breaking de Morgan's Law in Counterfactual Antecedents.
    The main goal of this paper is to investigate the relation between the meaning of a sentence and its truth conditions. We report on a comprehension experiment on counterfactual conditionals, based on a context in which a light is controlled by two switches. Our main finding is that the truth-conditionally equivalent clauses (i) "switch A or switch B is down" and (ii) "switch A and switch B are not both up" make different semantic contributions when embedded in a conditional antecedent. (...)
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  47. Alf Ross (1968). Directives and Norms. Lawbook Exchange, Ltd..
     
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    D. Y. Maximov (2016). N.A. Vasil’Ev’s Logical Ideas and the Categorical Semantics of Many-Valued Logic. Logica Universalis 10 (1):21-43.
    Here we suggest a formal using of N.A. Vasil’ev’s logical ideas in categorical logic: the idea of “accidental” assertion is formalized with topoi and the idea of the notion of nonclassical negation, that is not based on incompatibility, is formalized in special cases of monoidal categories. For these cases, the variant of the law of “excluded n-th” suggested by Vasil’ev instead of the tertium non datur is obtained in some special cases of these categories. The paraconsistent law suggested by Vasil’ev (...)
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    Triantafyllos Gkouvas (forthcoming). Resisting Perspectivalism About Law: The Scope of Jurisprudential Disagreement. Jurisprudence:1-25.
    Even though the acknowledgment of the possibility of disagreement about the grounds of legal facts tends to acquire the shell of a mainstream view, the available regimentations of grounding disagreements in law limit their scope to two mutually exclusive jurisprudential variants. Ronald Dworkin’s original conception of theoretical disagreement as being about the responsibilities of government vis-à-vis its citizens is distinctly evaluative thereby excluding legal positivists from meaningful participation. An alternative descriptive variant has been recently defended by Scott Shapiro which replicates, (...)
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    P. Berckmans (1997). The Semantics of Symbolic Speech. Law and Philosophy 16 (2):145-176.
    More than half a century ago, the Supreme Court held that the free speech protection of the First Amendment is not limited to verbal communication, but also applies to such expressive conduct as saluting a flag or burning a flag. Even though the Supreme Court has decided a number of important cases involving expressive conduct, the Court has never announced any standards for distinguishing such conduct from conduct without communicative value. The aim of this paper is to examine which conceptions (...)
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