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TitleLegal fictions in theory and practice
Author Maksymilian Del Mar, William Twining, editors
ImprintCham [Switzerland] : Springer, 2015
Descript xxxvi, 413 pages ; 24 cm


Introducing fictions: Examples, functions, definitions and evaluations -- Part I. Theories of fiction, fictions of theory : On the theory of juridic fictions. With special consideration of vaihinger's philosophy of the as-if ; Kelsen on vaihinger ; Is law a fiction? ; Fuller on legal fictions: A Benthamic perspective ; The pragmatic value of legal fictions -- Part II. Community, language and literature : Legal fictions revisited ; Legal fictions and the limits of legal language ; Legal fictions and exclusionary rules ; Law's fictions, legal fictions and copyright law -- Part III. Change and the common law: Legal fictions before the age of reform ; Legal fictions and legal change in the common law tradition ; Fictions in tort ; Ejectment: Three births and a funeral -- Part IV. Fictions in practice: Past, present and future : Fact, fiction and social reality in Roman law ; Rabbinic legal fictions ; Presumptions and fictions: A Collingwoodian approach ; Some uses of legal fictions in criminal law ; Fictitious fraud: Economics and the presumption of reliance

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