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In the Beginning was the Deed

Ingo Venzke

in How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657674
eISBN:
9780191753114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657674.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter sets the scene by showing how Ludwig Wittgenstein identified in search for certainty with Goethe’s tragic figure Faust. Faust tried the word, its true sense and the force ... More


Substantive Disagreement and Indeterminacy

Nicos Stavropoulos

in Objectivity in Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258995
eISBN:
9780191681899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258995.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

If legal concepts are capable of being the object of substantive disagreement (SD), there must be a way to demarcate this sort of disagreement from conceptual disagreement (CD). This chapter examines ... More


The World Well Lost: Variations on the Linguistic Theme

in Legal Realism Regained: Saving Realism from Critical Acclaim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756594
eISBN:
9780804787529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756594.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the understanding of language current in critical legal studies (CLS) theory. It first discusses the way Mark Tushnet and James Boyle have applied the Ludwig Wittgenstein's ... More


Contractual Networks in Socio-economic Perspective: The Case of the European Financial Crisis (2009–2010)

Richard Swedberg

in Contract Governance: Dimensions in Law and Interdisciplinary Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723202
eISBN:
9780191790294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723202.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

Contractual networks emerge when contracts of a financial nature are entered among actors such as firms, states, and individuals. Under certain conditions losses in one part of such networks may ... More


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