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    Semiotics and Legal Theory.Bernard S. Jackson - 1985 - Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    Later reprinted by Deborah Charles Publications (and not available from Amazon), this book expounds and comments on the application of Greimasian semiotics to a legal text, as found in the article by Greimas and Landowski in Greimas, Sémiotique et Sciences Sociales (1976), compares this with the semiotic presuppositions of Hart, Dworkin, MacCormick and Kelsen, and offers my own analysis of the implications of such semiotic analysis for legal theory, including some more recent radical non-positivist accounts.
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    Making Sense in Jurisprudence.Bernard S. Jackson - 1996 - Liverpool: Deborah Charles Publications.
    This book reviews the classical schools of jurisprudence with particular reference to their linguistic presuppositions, and summarises an alternative account based on Paris school semiotics. Detailed ToC available from linked web page. NOT available from Amazon.
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    Liability for Animals: An Historico-Structural Comparison. [REVIEW]Bernard S. Jackson - 2011 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 24 (3):259-289.
    This account of civil liability for animals in a range of ancient, mediaeval and modern legal systems (based on a series of studies conducted early in my career: (s.1)) uses semiotic analysis to supplement the insights of conventional legal history, thus balancing diachronic and synchronic approaches. It reinforces the conventional historical sensitivity to anachronism in two respects: (1) (logical) inference of underlying values from concrete rules (rather than attending to literary features of the text) manifests cognitive anachronism, an issue manifest (...)
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    Mishpat Ivri, Halakhah and Legal Philosophy: Agunah and the Theory of “Legal Sources".Bernard S. Jackson - 2001 - JSiJ.
    In this paper, I ask whether mishpat ivri (Jewish Law) is appropriately conceived as a “legal system”. I review Menachem Elon’s use of a “Sources” Theory of Law (based on Salmond) in his account of Mishpat Ivri; the status of religious law from the viewpoint of jurisprudence itself (Bentham, Austin and Kelsen); then the use of sources (and the approach to “dogmatic error”) by halakhic authorities in discussing the problems of the agunah (“chained wife”), which I suggest points to a (...)
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  5. Heracles' Bow: Essays on the Rhetoric and Poetics of the Law.James Boyd White & Bernard S. Jackson - 1987 - Ethics 97 (3):666-669.
     
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  6. Trust in(G) Eric.Bernard S. Jackson - 2013 - In A. C. De Oliveira (ed.), As interações sensíveis: Ensaios de sociossemiótica a partir da obra de Eric Landowski. São Paulo: Editions Estação das Letras e Cores e Editora CPS. pp. 81-100.
    This article is partly an exercise in academic autobiography, seeking to make sense of the different ways in which I have applied semiotics to secular law on the one hand, Jewish law on the other. The very fact that it can be applied to both shows that its claims are methodological. But it also indicates a possible reformulation of the semiotic issues in philosophical terms: we may view the relationship between the semantic and pragmatic levels in terms of the relationship/balance (...)
     
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    Logic and Semiotics: Ontology or Linguistic Structure?Bernard S. Jackson - 1998 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 11 (3):323-327.
    A response to Touchie’s further response in this journal, at 10 (1998) 193-203, on the philosophy of the linguistics of the normative syllogism.
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    Literal Meaning: Semantics and Narrative in Biblical Law and Modern Jurisprudence.Bernard S. Jackson - 2000 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 13 (4):433-457.
    The modern conception of the "Rule of Law'' takes law to consist in rules known in advance. This latter characteristic assumes that, for the most part, the meaning of 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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    Literal Meaning and Rabbinic Hermeneutics: A Response to Claudio Luzzati and Jan Broekman.Bernard S. Jackson - 2001 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 14 (2):129-141.
    This response to the articles of Luzzati and Broekman (in this issue) addresses principally the character of early rabbinic legal interpretation, as viewed by the Rabbis themselves. It considers, with examples, their concept of "simple meaning'' (peshat), its place within their overall hermeneutic system and its theological presuppositions. The second section responds more briefly to thetheoretical critiques of Luzzati and Broekman, stressing that (my version of) semiotics is descriptive rather than normative; resists the reduction of textual meaning to interpretation; and (...)
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  10. Law, Fact and Narrative Coherence.Bernard S. Jackson - 1988 - Liverpool: Deborah Charles Publications.
    his book develops an account of legal reasoning based on underlying narrative patterns, and compares other such approaches in legal philosophy, psychology and history. Download full ToC and Preface from http://www.legaltheory.demon.co.uk/books_lfnc.html.
     
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    Some Semiotic Features of a Judicial Summing Up in an English Criminal Trial: R. V. Biezanek.Bernard S. Jackson - 1994 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 7 (2):201-224.
    This article examines a summing up by a judge to a jury in the Liverpool Crown Court, with particular reference to the distinction between communication and signification, and the fact that such summing ups are normally delivered entirely orally.
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    Truth or Proof?: The Criminal Verdict.Bernard S. Jackson - 1998 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 11 (3):227-273.
    In this article, I seek to expand an earlier semiotic analysis of the “not guilty” verdict (ss.II-III), and bring it into relation with both a jurisprudential argument about the status of facts proved in the legal process (s.IV) and philosophical discussion of the nature of “truth” (s.V).
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    The Prophet and the Law in Early Judaism and the New Testament.Bernard S. Jackson - 1992 - Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature 4 (2):123-166.
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    Envisaging Law.Bernard S. Jackson - 1994 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 7 (3):311-334.
    This article explores the roles of linguistic and visual images in the construction of legal sense, distinguishing the cultural, causal and physiological levels, with illustrations from both modern and Biblical law, and concluding with a section on the interaction of the levels as reflected in feminist jurisprudence.
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    With Reference to Touchie..Bernard S. Jackson - 1998 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 11 (1):79-93.
    This responds to the article by J.W.C. Touchie in this journal at 10 (1997) 317-335 commenting on my debate with Neil MacCormick regarding the linguistics of the normative syllogism, and in particular the notion of reference in the philosophy of language.
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    Brother Daniel: The Construction of Jewish Identity in the Israel Supreme Court.Bernard S. Jackson - 1993 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 6 (2):115-146.
    “Brother Daniel” (Oswald Rufeisen) was a Jew with an extraordinary record of resistance to the Nazis in the 2WW, who ultimately took refuge in a monastery and became a Catholic priest, After the war he sought to emigrate to Israel and to claim citizenship as a Jew under Israel’s Law of Return. This article examines the judgments in the case, in part from a semiotic analysis of the opposition between Jew and Christian in the judgments, as well as their construction (...)
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    Introduction.Bernard S. Jackson - 2014 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 27 (3):421-423.
    This Special Issue reflects a very special occasion. On 13 January 2012, the Tilburg Law School marked the retirement of Associate Professor Dr. Hanneke van Schooten and the recent publication of her latest book, Jurisprudence and Communication (Liverpool: Deborah Charles Publications, 2011) with a special colloquium, at which Dr. Van Schooten summarised the findings of her book, and four colleagues offered responses to it, three (by Jackson, van Roermund and Witteveen, here developed further). -/- .
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    The "Autonomy Thesis" and the "Pragmatic Turn?": A Response to Ralph Lindgren.Bernard S. Jackson - 1990 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 3 (3):303-308.
    This is a response to Lindgren’s article in the same issue (“The Consequences of a Pragmatic Turn for Semiotics”, at 293-301), on the nature of Greimas’ claims to the autonomy of semantics (with comparison to Searle on literal meaning) and to the “universality” of narrativity as underlying all meaning.
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    Interpretation as Professional Practice. [REVIEW]Bernard S. Jackson - 1991 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 4 (1):99-107.
    This is a review article of Stanley Fish’s Doing What Comes Naturally: Change, Rhetoric, and the Practice of Theory in Literary & Legal Studies (1990).
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    Janos Jany: Judging in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditions: A Comparison of Theory and Practice. [REVIEW]Bernard S. Jackson - 2014 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 27 (3):513-517.
    The author has higher degrees in both Law and Iranian Studies, and here presents a comparison of the role of the judge (sometimes linked to ‘jurists’ or ‘legal scholars’, e.g., p. 2) in Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian traditions, including his relationship to experts in legal doctrine (here termed ‘Jurisprudence’) in the various traditions. His principal theoretical aim is to counter the categorisation of these legal traditions as “religious legal systems”, thus “giving the impression that it is religion which is their (...)
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    Lenn E. Goodman, On Justice: An Essay in Jewish Philosophy (Review).Bernard S. Jackson - 2009 - Philosophy East and West 59 (4):pp. 562-565.
    Review of Lenn Goodman's On Justice (1st 3d.).
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    Pour un modèle sémiotique de l'analogie du jeu en théorie du droit.Bernard S. Jackson - 1992 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 5 (1):55-90.
    A semiotic version of the use of the games analogy in legal adjudication.
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    Jurisprudence and Communication: Secular and Religious.Bernard S. Jackson - 2014 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 27 (3):463-484.
    In considering Van Schooten’s study of the Eric O. case (s.1), I ask whether the different approaches taken by the two different “legal institutions”—the prosecuting authorities on the one hand, the courts on the other—are reflective of different images of warfare (a semantic difference) or of the different images each group holds of its own role (a pragmatic difference). If we consider these two “legal institutions” as distinct semiotic groups (s.2), is there an inevitable “communication deficit” between them (and the (...)
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    Louis Jacobs, Theology in the Responsa. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. . Pp. Xi + 378. £6.00.Bernard S. Jackson - 1981 - Religious Studies 17 (3):421.
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    Louis Jacobs, Theology in the Responsa. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. . Pp. Xi + 378., £6.00.Bernard S. Jackson - 1977 - Religious Studies 13 (4):511.
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    On Scholarly Developments in Legal Semiotics.Bernard S. Jackson - 1990 - Ratio Juris 3 (3):415-424.
    This article reviews the opportunities for legal semiotics to contribute to legal philosophy, legal sociology, the reading of legal texts and the analysis of legal language (with bibliography) and surveys the institutional development of legal semiotics.
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    No Title Available: Religious Studies.Bernard S. Jackson - 1981 - Religious Studies 17 (3):421-423.
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    Introduction: Semiotics and Institutional Theory.Bernard S. Jackson - 1991 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 4 (3):227-232.
    This short article offers a summary comparison of the narrative syntagm of Greimas (Contract, including competence), Performance and Recognition) with MacCormick’s institutional theory (institutive, consequential and terminative rules) and introduces the symposium articles by Anna Pintore, Monica den Boer, François Paychère, Bert van Roermund and Geoffrey Samuel.
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    Louis Jacobs, Theology in the Responsa. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization [Review]. [REVIEW]Bernard S. Jackson - 1981 - Religious Studies 17 (3):421.
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    European Convention of Human Rights Articles 6 & 12: Some Semiotic Observations.Bernard S. Jackson - 1993 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 6 (1):45-69.
    This article summarises ten central aspects of a Greimasian-based semiotics of law, and applies them to ECHR 6 & 12, including a semiotic analysis of differences between the English and French versions.
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    Semiotic Scepticism: A Response to Neil MacCormick.Bernard S. Jackson - 1991 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 4 (2):175-190.
    Responding to MacCormick’s article in the same issue (“Narrativity and the Normative Syllogism”, at (163-74), I seek to identify and respond to M’s account of my position on reference (correspondence theory and reality) and on the role of reference (more properly, its absence, as M agrees) in the normative syllogism.
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    No Title Available: REVIEWS.Bernard S. Jackson - 1977 - Religious Studies 13 (4):511-514.
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    The Literary Presentation of Multiculturalism in Early Biblical Law.Bernard S. Jackson - 1995 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 8 (2):181-206.
    This article explores the construction of identity in the Hebrew Bible in terms of different forms of opposition between “us” and them”, with sections on the Bible’s narrative history, the structure of the Decalogue, “Neighbour” and “Stranger” in Leviticus 19 and the Covenant Code, Exodus 23:1-8 and the Conceptualisation of Litigation, The Influence of the Other, Conclusions.
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    S. Azuelos-Atias, A Pragmatic Analysis of Legal Proofs of Criminal Intent [REVIEW].Bernard S. Jackson - 2009 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 22 (3):365-372.
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    MacCormick on Logical Justification in Easy Cases: A Semiotic Critique.Bernard S. Jackson - 1992 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 5 (2):203-214.
    On the respective roles (if any) of reference, sense and denotation in the normative syllogism.
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  36. Jewish Law Annual (Vol 7).Bernard S. Jackson - 1988 - Routledge.
    First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
     
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  37. Legal Semiotics and Semiotic Aspects of Jurisprudence.Bernard S. Jackson - 2012 - In Anne Wagner & Jan Broekman (eds.), , eds., Prospects of Legal Semiotics. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. 3-36.
    Originally written in 1990, this reviews largely late 20th century debates on the study of law as Logic, Discourse, or Experience; the Unity of the Legal System and the Problem of Reference; Semiotic Presuppositions of Traditional Jurisprudence (Austin, Hart, Kelsen, Dworkin, Legal Realisms); then turns to legal philosophies explicitly Employing Forms of Semiotics (Kalinowski, the Italian Analytical School, Rhetorical and Pragmatic Approaches, Sociological and Socio-Linguistic Approaches, Peircian Legal Semiotics, Greimasian Legal Semiotics and Aesthetic/Symbolic Approaches). A major section then offers (from (...)
     
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  38. Philosophy of Law: Secular and Religious (with Some Reference to Jewish Family Law).Bernard S. Jackson - 2015 - In Alison Diduck, Noam Peleg & Helen Reece (eds.), Law In Society: Reflections on Children, Family, Culture and Philosophy. Essays in Honour of Michael Freeman. Leiden: Brill. pp. 45-62.
    Despite the efforts of some modern Jewish law scholars, it is difficult to apply models of secular jurisprudence (whether positivist or Dworkinian) to the Jewish legal system. Internal analysis suggests that the “secondary rules” of the system are far too fragile. Rather, the system appears to privilege trust over objectively determinable truth. (But perhaps trust is a concept to which greater attention should be paid also in secular jurisprudence, as a legal realism informed by semiotics might maintain.) The practical implications (...)
     
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  39. Some Preliminary Observations on Truth and Argumentation in the Jewish Legal Tradition.Bernard S. Jackson - 2012 - In Bjarne Melkevek (ed.), Standing Tall: Hommages à Csaba Varga. Budapest: Pázmány Press. pp. 199-207.
    After a section of Methodological Preliminaries, I consider Truth and Argumentation in the Jewish Legal Tradition, under the following subheadings: Truth in Judaism, Truth and Norms, Truth and Language, Truth and Logic, Truth and Argumentation. I thus use an external framework in order to pose questions to the Jewish legal tradition, and identify internal resources which may provide partial answers to these questions. But are these partial answers so peculiar, theological, culturally contingent as to lack any value in terms of (...)
     
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