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From Tribal Tibet: The Significance of the Legal Form

Fernanda Pirie

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes a legal code found among nomadic pastoralists in eastern Tibet. This code consists of directions and prescriptions relating to different areas of tribal life and specifies ... More


Legal Pluralism: A Systems Theory Approach to Language, Translation, and Communication

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0049
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the nature of the legal code and how it can be used to study state, inter-state, and non-state legal orders. It illustrates how codes can resolve or reduce problems of ... More


Legal Thought: Meaning and Power

Fernanda Pirie

in The Anthropology of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696840
eISBN:
9780191751110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696840.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the possibility of considering law as meaning and the apparent alternative of considering law as an aspect of power, and their limitations. The apparent dichotomy between the ... More


Introduction

Alex J. Bellamy

in Massacres and Morality: Mass Atrocities in an Age of Civilian Immunity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199288427
eISBN:
9780191745430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288427.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The intentional killing of civilians, whether in peacetime or war, is morally prohibited. Most of the world's major ethical traditions and legal codes forbid the deliberate killing of people who are ... More


The Pivotal Characterization: Ancient Law as Non-Statutory Law

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

Scholars of biblical law have long seen the inconsistencies among the law corpora of the Pentateuch as signs of schools and communities in conflict. This chapter offers an introductory foundation for ... More


God as Liberator and the Slave: “Did not One form us both in the womb?”

James A. Diamond

in Jewish Theology Unbound

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198805694
eISBN:
9780191843648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805694.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter offers a new approach to the moral quandary of the biblical sanctioning of slavery. The chapter argues that the Bible shapes its ideal view of slavery, not simply as deleterious to the ... More


Theory of Mind at Work

Henry M. Wellman

in Reading Minds: How Childhood Teaches Us to Understand People

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190878672
eISBN:
9780190090005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878672.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter looks at theory of mind at work. Theory of mind is at work in ways big and small, in ways hidden and obvious. It is a foundation for people’s human way of looking at the world, so ... More


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