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Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Kent Greenawalt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book focuses on textual interpretation of the law. All law needs to be interpreted, and there are many ways to do it. The book covers the dominant methods of legal interpretation, explaining ... More


Introduction: Dimensions of Inquiry

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to identify the questions that any approach to textual interpretation must answer (explicitly or implicitly), and to show how the ... More


Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Philip J. M. Sturgess

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Defining narrativity as the enabling force of narrative, this is a full-length exploration of the concept in fiction. It develops the notion of a ‘logic of narrativity’, and by this means contributes ... More


Religious Interpretation

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines how religious texts are interpreted. It begins by briefly exploring two related topics that are also relevant for ordinary law: Firstly, what counts as authoritative or ... More


Conclusion and a Comparison

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The previous chapters looked at the basic components of legal interpretation. These explored how other disciplines might bear on legal texts; what constitutes desirable performance and the meaning of ... More


Textual Interpretation As Collective Action

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter argues that modernism provides just one permutation of the ideology of the “writer-who-writes-alone,” one which puts the spin of romantically alienated genius on a far older story. ... More


The Interpretive Stases: A Theory of How People Argue over Texts

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 1 introduces the interpretive stases as a neglected rhetorical method that could be productively employed by scholars to analyze debates over the meaning of texts in virtually any sphere. The ... More


Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Martin Camper

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Arguing over Texts presents a rhetorical method for analyzing how people disagree over the meaning of texts and how they attempt to reconcile those disagreements through argument. The book recovers ... More


Rights of the Pryvat Spyrit: From Dissent to Interpretation

Geoffrey Galt Harpham

in What Do You Think, Mr. Ramirez?: The American Revolution in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480787
eISBN:
9780226480954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480954.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American political culture places extraordinary emphasis on the concept of opinion, the judgments that people make on a wide range of issues affecting not only their personal lives but also the ... More


Definitions, Ordinary Meaning, and Respect for the Legislature

in The Language of Statutes: Laws and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767963
eISBN:
9780226767987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767987.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers important statutory interpretation cases as instances of grappling with borderline instances of word meaning. It discusses the differences between the textual and contextual ... More


Models of Argument: Epistemology and Interpretation

Richard F. Nance

in Speaking for Buddhas: Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152303
eISBN:
9780231526678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152303.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the accounts of two influential Buddhist thinkers of the late eighth century: Śāntarakṣita and Kamalaśīla. Both of these thinkers theorized that the conceptual tools provided by ... More


Found in Translation: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 3. 5, 1113b7–8, and its Reception

Susanne Bobzien

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 45

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199679430
eISBN:
9780191758492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679430.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter is an exercise in the study of philosophical reception, and also serves as an introduction to the reception of the Nicomachean Ethics from its beginnings to the present day. Rather than ... More


Is the Doctrine of Arthavāda Compatible with the Idea of Śruti?: The Basic Dilemma for the Revelatory Texts of any Tradition

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna raises questions about the valorized status of sacred texts in the Indian tradition by documenting several serious hermeneutical disputes that occurred between the ... More


Introduction

David S Berry

in Caribbean Integration Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199670079
eISBN:
9780191749452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670079.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

Chapter 1 introduces book, speaking to its comparative and international institutional characteristics. It justifies reliance upon EU law by analogy, as well as the extensive textual focus upon the ... More


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