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Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech

Charles W. Collier

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388978
eISBN:
9780199855421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388978.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Despite widespread admiration for the First Amendment's protection of speech, this iconic feature of American legal thought has never been adequately theorized. Existing theories of speech proceed on ... More


The Human Behaviour Included in a Norm: External or Internal, Action or Omission, but always Social Behaviour

Hans Kelsen

in General Theory of Norms

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252177
eISBN:
9780191681363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252177.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The behaviour which forms the object of a norm can be external or internal. The moral norm ‘Love your neighbour’ commands not only external behaviour, but also — and mainly — internal behaviour. The ... More


Symbols

Charles W. Collier

in Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388978
eISBN:
9780199855421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388978.003.002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains how a few basic forms of mental synthesis underlie all possible experience of objects in the real world. These forms of mental synthesis (space, time, things, attributes, and ... More


Conclusion

in Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that the bleached faith seen around us is not the inevitable product of American law. It is the result of mistaken policy ... More


Religion, Education, and Public Institutions

Norman Doe

in Law and Religion in Europe: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604005
eISBN:
9780191729331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604005.003.0009
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines national laws on religion and education in State schools. It explores States with, variously, systems of compulsory Christian religious education, compulsory denominational ... More


The Classroom as a Tolerance Lab 1

Dr Lorenzo Zucca

in A Secular Europe: Law and Religion in the European Constitutional Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199592784
eISBN:
9780191738906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592784.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

Education is one of the main battlegrounds between religious and non-religious people. There are three major sets of challenges: the challenge from religious symbols in the classroom, the challenge ... More


From <i>Claves Curiae</i> to Senators of the College of Justice: Changing Rituals and Symbols in Scottish Courts

John W Cairns

in Law, Lawyers, and Humanism: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682096
eISBN:
9781474415989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses aspects of the ceremonies involved in constituting a court in Scotland in the Middle Ages, focusing on a sixteenth-century description of what were called the claves curiae, ... More


Introduction

in Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the topics discussed in this book. It begins with a brief discussion of how religion is inevitably watered down or distorted beyond recognition when ... More


The Ultimate Demise of Christmas and Chanukah

in Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses how the celebration of Christmas and Chanukah has been drained of their religion meaning. It begins by looking at the litigation over Christmas and Chanukah symbols on ... More


The Argument by Design

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the argument that human rights are Western in the sense that human rights, as a concept, are designed for the West, meant for the West, indeed, tailor-made for the West. It is ... More


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