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    Marcin Pieniążek (2015). The Application of Paul Ricoeur’s Theory in Interpretation of Legal Texts and Legally Relevant Human Action. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 28 (3):627-646.
    The article presents possible applications of Paul Ricoeur’s theory in interpretation of legal texts and legally relevant human action. One should notice that Paul Ricoeur developed a comprehensive interpretation theory of two seemingly distant phenomena: literary texts and human action. When interrelating these issues, it becomes possible, on the basis of Ricoeur’s work, to construct a unified theory of the interpretation of legal texts and of legally relevant human action. What is provided by this theory (...)
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  2. Izabela Skoczeń (forthcoming). Minimal Semantics and Legal Interpretation. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique:1-19.
    In this paper I will tackle three issues. First, I aim to briefly outline the backbone of semantic minimalism, while focusing on the idea of ‘liberal truth conditions’ developed by Emma Borg in her book ‘Minimal Semantics’. Secondly, I will provide an account of the three principal views in legal interpretation: intentionalism, textualism and purposivism. All of them are based on a common denominator labelled by lawyers ‘literal meaning’. In the paper I suggest a novel way of viewing (...)
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    Scott Soames (2014). 14. Toward a Theory of Legal Interpretation. In Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays. Princeton University Press 299-319.
    By “legal interpretation” I mean the legally authoritative resolution of questions about what the content of the law is in its application to particular cases. It is the interpretation of legal texts by legally authoritative actors. One aspect of it is epistemological and one is constitutive. The epistemological task is to ascertain the content of laws resulting from previous actions of other legally authoritative sources. The constitutive task is to render an authoritative judgment that itself plays (...)
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    Vittorio Villa (2009). Inclusive Legal Positivism, Legal Interpretation, and Value-Judgments. Ratio Juris 22 (1):110-127.
    In this paper I put forward some arguments in defence of inclusive legal positivism . The general thesis that I defend is that inclusive positivism represents a more fruitful and interesting research program than that proposed by exclusive positivism . I introduce two arguments connected with legal interpretation in favour of my thesis. However, my opinion is that inclusive positivism does not sufficiently succeed in estranging itself from the more traditional legal positivist conceptions. This is the (...)
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    David O. Brink (1988). Legal Theory, Legal Interpretation, and Judicial Review. Philosophy and Public Affairs 17 (2):105-148.
    I argue that disputes within constitutional theory about whether recent supreme court decisions exceed the scope of legitimate judicial review and disputes within legal theory about the nature and determinacy of law are best seen and assessed as disputes over the nature of legal interpretation. I criticize the interpretive assumptions on which these disputes generally depend and defend a theory of interpretation which tends to vindicate the determinacy of law even in hard cases and the style (...)
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    Luke William Hunt (2016). What the Epistemic Account of Vagueness Means for Legal Interpretation. Law and Philosophy 35 (1):29-54.
    This paper explores what the epistemic account of vagueness means for theories of legal interpretation. The thesis of epistemicism is that vague statements are true or false even though it is impossible to know which. I argue that if epistemicism is accepted within the domain of the law, then the following three conditions must be satisfied: Interpretative reasoning within the law must adhere to the principle of bivalence and the law of excluded middle, interpretative reasoning within the law (...)
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    Damiano Canale & Giovanni Tuzet (2007). On Legal Inferentialism. Toward a Pragmatics of Semantic Content in Legal Interpretation? Ratio Juris 20 (1):32-44.
    In this paper we consider whether a pragmatics of semantic content can be a useful approach to legal interpretation. More broadly speaking, since a pragmatic conception of meaning is a component of inferential semantics, we consider whether an inferentialist approach to legal interpretation can be useful in dealing with some problems of this important aspect of law. In other words, we ask whether Legal Inferentialism is a suitable conception for legal interpretation. In Section (...)
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    Bruce Anderson (2010). The Nine Lives of Legal Interpretation. Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis 5:30-36.
    Legal scholars talk and write about interpretation in terms of the meaningof words, and for many legal philosophers legal interpretation involvessubsuming particular situations under general rules. However, the more youexamine legal interpretation the more confusing the whole idea ofinterpretation becomes. The aim of this paper is to use Bernard Lonergan'sdiscussion of functional specialization to make sense of this disorderlystate of affairs.
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    George H. Taylor, Legal Interpretation: The Window of the Text as Transparent, Opaque, or Translucent.
    It is a common metaphor that the text is a window onto the world that it depicts. I want to explore this metaphor and the insights it may offer us for better understanding legal interpretation. As in the opening epigraph from James Boyd White, I shall develop the metaphor of the text as window in three ways: the text may be transparent, opaque, or translucent. My goal will be to argue that the best way to understand legal (...)
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    David S. Allen (1999). Critical Hermeneutics and American Legal Interpretation:A Search for the Meaning of New York Times V. Sullivan. Angelaki 4 (1):173 – 188.
    (1999). Critical hermeneutics and American legal interpretation:A search for the meaning of new york times v. sullivan. Angelaki: Vol. 4, Judging the law, pp. 173-188.
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    Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo (2009). Retracing One's Steps: Searching for the Ethics of Legal Interpretation. [REVIEW] International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 22 (2):163-178.
    The article discusses the problem of interpretation in law. Are there some criteria by which we can distinguish a good interpretation from a bad one, interpretation from over-interpretation? It is argued in this article that there is always a choice in defining the meaning of a text and this choice can be seen as an ethical one. This article thus studies the question of limits of interpretation by focusing on the ethical elements of interpretation. (...)
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  12. Allan C. Hutchinson (2016). Toward an Informal Account of Legal Interpretation. Cambridge University Press.
    Toward an Informal Account of Legal Interpretation offers a viable account of law, judicial decision-making, and legal interpretation that is as fresh as it is familiar. The author expertly challenges the dominant mode of formalist theorizing and proposes an explanatory account of legal interpretation that can profitably be understood as an 'informal' intervention. Such an informal approach has no truck with either the claims of the formalists or those of the anti-formalists. Hutchinson insists that, (...)
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    Anita Soboleva (forthcoming). Judges as Readers, Authors and Dialecticians: Legal Interpretation in the ECtHR Cases on Mental Disability. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique:1-19.
    The wording of major human rights texts—constitutions and international treaties—is very similar in those provisions, which guarantee everyone the right to family, privacy, protection against discrimination and arbitrary detention, and the right to access the court. However, judges of lower national courts, constitutional judges and judges of the European Court of Human Rights often read the same or seemingly the same texts differently. This difference in interpretation gives rise not only to disputes about the hierarchy of interpretative authorities, but (...)
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    Raimundas Jurka (2011). European Arrest Warrant: Some Questions on Legal Interpretation and Application. Jurisprudence 18 (1):327-343.
    The paper deals with certain aspects of the interpretation and application of the law pertaining to the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), which are related to a person’s right to question the possibility of criminal prosecution as well as to the impossibility of execution of criminal prosecution in respect of a person who was not surrendered to the Republic of Lithuania. It is observed that the procedures of the execution of the EAW in legal practice, as distinct from their (...)
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  15. Kent Greenawalt (2010). Comparative Legal Interpretation. Oxford University Press.
    Introduction: dimensions of inquiry -- Speaker intent and convention; linguistic meaning and pragmatics; Vagueness and indeterminacy: three topics in the philosophy of language -- Literary interpretation, performance art, and related subjects -- Religious interpretation -- General theories of interpretation -- Starting from the bottom: informal instructions -- The law of agency -- Wills -- Contracts -- Judicial alterations of textual provisions: Cy Pres and relatives -- Conclusion and a comparison.
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    Kent Greenawalt (2010). Legal Interpretation: Perspectives From Other Disciplines and Private Texts. Oxford University Press.
    Introduction: dimensions of inquiry -- Speaker intent and convention; linguistic meaning and pragmatics; Vagueness and indeterminacy: three topics in the philosophy of language -- Literary interpretation, performance art, and related subjects -- Religious interpretation -- General theories of interpretation -- Starting from the bottom: informal instructions -- The law of agency -- Wills -- Contracts -- Judicial alterations of textual provisions: Cy Pres and relatives -- Conclusion and a comparison.
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    Roger Simonds (1995). Rational Individualism: The Perennial Philosophy of Legal Interpretation. Rodopi.
    Since this book is a cross-disciplinary study in philosophy and legal history, it may present some problems for readers who come to it with strong interests ...
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  18. Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo (2012). Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretation. Routledge.
    The shared nature of language -- Derrida on language and meaning -- Reading the law : hermeneutics and deconstruction -- The ethics of language -- Uncertain justice.
     
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    Ori Simchen (2015). Metasemantics and Legal Interpretation. In George Pavlakos & Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (eds.), Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency. Cambridge University Press 72-92.
    There is a familiar disagreement between Justice Antonin Scalia of the US Supreme Court and Ronald Dworkin over whether the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution could be plausibly interpreted so as to prohibit capital punishment. The dispute reflects a deep divergence in approach to statutory interpretation. I explore this divergence by paying particularly close attention to its metasemantic background. I then argue that the metasemantic orientation clearly vindicates the Dworkinian side.
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    Jan Engberg (2002). Legal Meaning Assumptions – What Are the Consequences for Legal Interpretation and Legal Translation? International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 15 (4):375-388.
    In this article, I discusssimilarities and differences between legaltranslators and legal interpreters. Thediscussion is centred around the impact thatthe choice of background assumptions as tomeaning of linguistic items in legal texts hason the way lawyers and translatorsconceptualise their own work, respectively. Thedispute between proponents of a strong and aweaker approach to legal meaning in legalinterpretation is presented and the relationsto legal translation is investigated. By way ofconclusion I present some of the majorconsequences for legal translators (...)
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    Natalie Stoljar (2001). Vagueness, Counterfactual Intentions, and Legal Interpretation. Legal Theory 7 (4):447-465.
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  22. Marta Chromá (2008). Semantic and Legal Interpretation : Two Approaches to Legal Translation. In V. K. Bhatia, Christopher Candlin & Paola Evangelisti Allori (eds.), Language, Culture and the Law: The Formulation of Legal Concepts Across Systems and Cultures. P. Lang
     
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    Andrei Marmor (ed.) (1995). Law and Interpretation: Essays in Legal Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    Interest in interpretation has emerged in recent years as one of the main intellectual paradigms of legal scholarship. This collection of new essays in law and interpretation provides the reader with an overview of this important topic, written by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. The book begins with interpretation as a general method of legal theorizing, and thus provides critical assessment of the recent "interpretative turn" in jurisprudence. Further chapters include essays (...)
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  24. Michał Araszkiewicz (2015). Argument Structures in Legal Interpretation: Balancing and Thresholds. In Christian Dahlman & Thomas Bustamante (eds.), Argument Types and Fallacies in Legal Argumentation. Springer International Publishing
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  25. Thomas Bustamante (2015). Anti-Theoretical Claims About Legal Interpretation: The Argument Behind the Fallacy. In Christian Dahlman & Thomas Bustamante (eds.), Argument Types and Fallacies in Legal Argumentation. Springer International Publishing
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  26. Matti Sintonen (1979). On Legal Interpretation. In Aleksander Peczenik & Jyrki Uusitalo (eds.), Reasoning on Legal Reasoning. Society of Finnish Lawyers 6--175.
     
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  27. Mark Greenberg (2011). Legislation as Communication? Legal Interpretation and the Study of Linguistic Communication. In Andrei Marmor & Scott Soames (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Language in the Law. Oxford University Press, Usa
     
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    Jerzy Wróblewski (1985). Legal Language and Legal Interpretation. Law and Philosophy 4 (2):239 - 255.
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    Pierluigi Chiassoni (2008). On the Wrong Track: Andrei Marmor on Legal Positivism, Interpretation, and Easy Cases. Ratio Juris 21 (2):248-267.
    Abstract. The paper argues for the following points: (1) Marmor's own understanding of "legal positivism" is different from the understanding defended, e.g., by Herbert Hart and Norberto Bobbio, and apparently misleads him into the wrong track of a theoretical inversion; (2) Marmor's two-stages model of (legal) interpretation—the understanding-interpretion model—provides no support for Marmor's own positivistic theory of law; (3) Marmor's concept of interpretation is at odds both with the basic tenets of Hartian and Continental methodological (...) positivism, on the one hand, and with the actual practice of legal interpretation in the Western world, on the other hand; (4) Marmor's concept of an easy case is likewise objectionable. (shrink)
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  30. David O. Brink (2001). Legal Interpretation, Objectivity and Morality. In Brian Leiter (ed.), Objectivity in Law and Morals. Cambridge University Press 12--65.
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    D. Lyons (1999). Open Texture and the Possibility of Legal Interpretation. Law and Philosophy 18 (3):297-309.
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    Kevin Funderburk (2015). VIOLENCE IN EGYPT. A.Z. Bryen Violence in Roman Egypt. A Study in Legal Interpretation. Pp. X + 363, Ills. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. Cased, £49, US$75. ISBN: 978-0-8122-4508-0. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 65 (1):220-222.
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    Seema Shah & David Wendler (2010). Interpretation of the Subjects' Condition Requirement: A Legal Perspective. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 38 (2):365-373.
    The U.S. Federal regulations allow institutional review boards (IRBs) to approve non-beneficial pediatric research when the risks are a minor increase over minimal, provided that the research is likely to develop generalizable knowledge about the subjects' disorder or condition. This “subjects' condition” requirement is quite controversial; commentators have argued for a variety of interpretations. Despite this considerable disagreement in the literature, there have not been any attempts to apply principles of legal interpretation to determine how the subjects' condition (...)
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    Scott Soames (2014). 15. Deferentialism: A Post-Originalist Theory of Legal Interpretation. In Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays. Princeton University Press 320-342.
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    Daniel O. Nathan (1990). Skepticism and Legal Interpretation. Erkenntnis 33 (2):165 - 189.
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    Amir Horowitz (2000). Legal Interpretation, Morality, and Semantic Fetishism. American Philosophical Quarterly 37 (4):335 - 357.
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    Joanna Jemielniak (2002). Just Interpretation: The Status of Legal Reasoning in the Continental Legal Tradition. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 15 (4):325-335.
    The following text discusses an issueof legal interpretation status in continentalsystem of law. Exploring a metaphor of theinterpretation as a translation, it emphasizesits creative aspect, which has been deniedoften in modern times. Reminding the Romanorigins of contemporary continental legalsystems, it uses historical arguments to accentthe intrinsically inventive character of legalinterpretation.
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    Jose de Sousa E. Brito (1994). Legal Interpretation and Practical Inference. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 7 (1):101-107.
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    Bogumił Pahl (2013). Principles of Legal Interpretation of a Normative Definition of the Term “Building Structure” for the Needs of the Imposition of a Real Estate Tax in Poland. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 33 (1):9-23.
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    Tercio Sampaio Ferraz (2011). On Sense and Sensibility in Legal Interpretation. Rechtstheorie 42 (2):139-144.
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    Mariusz Popławski (2013). Legal Interpretation of Polish Tax Law Based on the Institution of Remuneration of Excess Payment – Selected Issues. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 33 (1):39-49.
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  42. Peter P. Cvek (1995). Roger T. Simonds, Rational Individualism: The Perennial Philosophy of Legal Interpretation Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 15 (5):359-361.
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    Gerrit Betlem (2002). The Doctrine of Consistent Interpretation—Managing Legal Uncertainty. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 22 (3):397-418.
    This article reviews ECJ case law on the conceptualization and legal circumscription of the doctrine of consistent interpretation, reflecting its fundamental importance as a mode of giving effect to Community law before national authorities. Legal uncertainty, an inherent characteristic of the technique, should be reduced, it is argued, by improving the reasoning of the ECJ's judgments. In particular, a highly critical discussion of the Arcaro judgment concludes that its precedent value is very limited. A parallelism in approach (...)
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    Vittorio Frosini (1993). Law-Making and Legal Interpretation. Ratio Juris 6 (1):118-123.
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    Nancy "Ann" Davis (1989). Book Review:Mother-Love and Abortion: A Legal Interpretation. Robert D. Goldstein. [REVIEW] Ethics 99 (4):957-.
  46. Winnie le ChengCheng (2012). Legal Interpretation: Meaning as Social Construction. Semiotica 2012 (192).
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  47. Fernando Atria Lemaître & Neil Maccormick (2003). Law and Legal Interpretation. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  48. Hans Lindahl (2002). Gadamer, Kelsen and the Limits of Legal Interpretation. Phänomenologische Forschungen.
     
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  49. Michel Rosenfeld (1992). Deconstruction and Legal Interpretation. In Drucilla Cornell, Michel Rosenfeld & David Carlson (eds.), Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice. Routledge
     
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  50. Martin Stone (1994). Focusing the Law What Legal Interpretation is Not. Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
     
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