Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology

Pragmatics and Law

Practical and Theoretical Perspectives

Editors: Poggi, Francesca, Capone, Alessandro (Eds.)

  • An interdisciplinary approach to important issues on the intersection of philosophy of language, philosophy of law, and cognitive sciences
  • Offers sophisticated in-depth analysis of legal discourse and legal adjudication from the points of view of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and legal theory
  • An international group of authors represents almost all the currents that deal with these issues, including contextualists, literalists, legal positivists, natural law, hermeneutical authors and others
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This volume is the second part of a project which hosts an interdisciplinary discussion about the relationship among law and language, legal practice and ordinary conversation, legal philosophy and the linguistics sciences. An international group of authors, from cognitive science, philosophy of language and philosophy of law question about how legal theory and pragmatics can enrich each other.
In particular, the first part is devoted to the analysis of how pragmatics can solve problems related to legal theory: What can pragmatics teach about the concept of law and its relationship with moral, and, in particular, about the eternal dispute between legal positivism and legal naturalism? What can pragmatics teach about the concept of law and/or legal disagreements?
The second part is focused on legal adjudication: it aims to construct a pragmatic apparatus appropriate to legal trial and/or to test the tenure of the traditional pragmatics tools in the field. The authors face questions such as: Which interesting pragmatic features emerge from legal adjudication? What pragmatic theories are better suited to account for the practice of judgment or its particular aspects (such as the testimony or the binding force of legal precedents)? Which pragmatic and socio-linguistic problems are highlighted by this practice?

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Slippery Meaning and Accountability

    Jaszczolt, Kasia M.

    Pages 3-22

  • Implicitness in Normative Texts

    Sbisà, Marina

    Pages 23-42

  • What Inferentialism Tells Us About Combinatory Vagueness in Law

    Canale, Damiano

    Pages 43-66

  • On the Possibility of Non-literal Legislative Speech

    Asgeirsson, Hrafn

    Pages 67-101

  • The Pragmatics of Scepticism

    Chiassoni, Pierluigi

    Pages 103-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pragmatics and Law
Book Subtitle
Practical and Theoretical Perspectives
Editors
  • Francesca Poggi
  • Alessandro Capone
Series Title
Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44601-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44601-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44599-1
Series ISSN
2214-3807
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 476
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations
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