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TitleLegal Knowledge and Analogy [electronic resource] : Fragments of Legal Epistemology, Hermeneutics and Linguistics / edited by Patrick Nerhot
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1991
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Descript V, 245 p. online resource


3 of law as an object that has always already been there, systematic and comยญ plete. Quite the contrary. Some, indeed practically all of us, reject this sort of epistemology of law, and where the hypothesis of the coherence of the legal universe is put forward, this is in order to define it in very noticeably different terms from those traditionally used in legal scholarly accounts. If this referent, the law presented as a full discourses, runs through all of the contributions, this is because reasoning by analogy has to be found its specific place within this legal culture. It is the place to locate the problem of "lacunae" in law, which at bottom allows our various contributions to be classified. With Zaccaria and Maris, the question of lacunae is accepted as such (this is, we might say, the "traditionalist" aspect of these two articles, which is counterbalanced by - keeping to the same terminology - "modernist" emphases, sometimes Dworkinian in nature), and becomes the backdrop for considerations of purely hermeneutic type, in Zaccaria, exยญ tended in Maris to the field of ethics. The papers from Lenoble and Jackson, the former philosophical and the latter semiological, take as their main tarยญ get this legal knowledge where the theory of lacunae finds its place


The Analogy between Logic and Dialogic of Law -- Analogy as Legal Reasoning - The Hermeneutic Foundation of the Analogical Procedure -- Milking the Meter - On Analogy, Universalizability and World Views -- The Function of Analogy in Law: Return to Kant and Wittgenstein -- Analogy in Legal Science: Some Comparative Observations -- Legal Analogy between Interpretive Arguments and Productive Arguments -- Legal Knowledge and Meaning (The Example of Legal Analogy) -- Analogical Reasoning and Legal Institutions -- Analogy in the Law

Philosophy Epistemology Ethics Language and languages -- Philosophy Political science Law -- Philosophy Law Philosophy Philosophy of Law Epistemology Philosophy of Language Ethics Theories of Law Philosophy of Law Legal History


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