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The Resource Vagueness and law : philosophical and legal perspectives, edited by Geert Keil (Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin) and Ralf Poscher (Professor of Public Law and Legal Philosophy Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg)

Vagueness and law : philosophical and legal perspectives, edited by Geert Keil (Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin) and Ralf Poscher (Professor of Public Law and Legal Philosophy Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg)

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Vagueness and law : philosophical and legal perspectives
Title
Vagueness and law
Title remainder
philosophical and legal perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Geert Keil (Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin) and Ralf Poscher (Professor of Public Law and Legal Philosophy Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg)
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eng
Summary
"Vague expressions are omnipresent in natural language. As such, their use in legal texts is virtually inevitable. If a law contains vague terms, the question whether it applies to a particular case often lacks a clear answer. One of the fundamental pillars of the rule of law is legal certainty. The determinacy of the law enables people to use it as a guide and places judges in the position to decide impartially. Vagueness poses a threat to these ideals. In borderline cases, the law seems to be indeterminate and thus incapable of serving its core rule of law value. In the philosophy of language, vagueness has become one of the hottest topics of the last two decades. Linguists and philosophers have investigated what distinguishes 'soritical' vagueness from other kinds of linguistic indeterminacy, such as ambiguity, generality, open texture, and family resemblance concepts. There is a vast literature that discusses the logical, semantic, pragmatic, and epistemic aspects of these phenomena. Bringing together leading scholars working on the topic of vagueness in philosophy and in law, this book fosters a dialogue between philosophers and legal scholars by examining how philosophers conceive vagueness in law from their theoretical perspective and how legal theorists make use of philosophical theories of vagueness."
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ERASA
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Keil, Geert
  • Poscher, Ralf
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  • Law
  • Law
  • Vagueness (Philosophy)
  • Law
  • Law
  • Vagueness (Philosophy)
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Vagueness and law : philosophical and legal perspectives, edited by Geert Keil (Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin) and Ralf Poscher (Professor of Public Law and Legal Philosophy Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780198782889
Lccn
2016953196
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)952182523
Label
Vagueness and law : philosophical and legal perspectives, edited by Geert Keil (Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin) and Ralf Poscher (Professor of Public Law and Legal Philosophy Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780198782889
Lccn
2016953196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)952182523

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