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Vagueness and law : philosophical and legal perspectives

Author: Geert Keil; Ralf Poscher
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geert Keil; Ralf Poscher
ISBN: 9780198782889 0198782888
OCLC Number: 952182523
Description: viii, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Vagueness and law : philosophical and legal perspectives / Geert Keil and Ralf Poscher --
Philosophical and jurisprudential issues of vagueness / Stephen Schiffer --
Vagueness in law : placing the blame where it's due / Diana Raffman --
An intentionalist account of vagueness : a legal perspective / Ralf Poscher --
Can legal practice adjudicate between theories of vagueness? / Hrafn Asgeirsson --
Semantics, metaphysics, and objectivity in the law / Michael S. Moore --
Pragmatic vagueness in statutory law / Andrei Marmor --
Second-order vagueness in the law / Frederick Schauer --
The non-conservativeness of legal definitions / Marc Andree Weber --
The role of vagueness and context sensitivity in legal interpretation / Nikola Kompa --
Why it is so difficult to resolve vagueness in legal interpretation / Lawrence M. Solan --
Vagueness and political choice in law / Brian H. Bix --
Non-epistemic uncertainty and the problem of legal line drawing / Leo Katz --
Smoothing vague laws / Adam J. Kolber --
How vagueness makes judges lie / Roy Sorensen --
Clarity, thoughtfulness, and the rule of law / Jeremy Waldron.
Responsibility: edited by Geert Keil and Ralf Poscher.

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