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The meta‐theoretic conception of laws

John T. Roberts

in The Law-Governed Universe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199557707
eISBN:
9780191721052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557707.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

According to the meta‐theoretic conception of laws of nature, the concept of a law of a scientific theory is prior to that of a law of nature. To be a law of a theory is not just to be called a law ... More


Science, Risk Assessment, and the SPS Agreement

Lukasz Gruszczynski

in Regulating Health and Environmental Risks under WTO Law: A Critical Analysis of the SPS Agreement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578924
eISBN:
9780191722646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578924.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter addresses the science-based provisions of the SPS Agreement. The main part of the discussion is dedicated to risk assessment disciplines as elaborated by the SPS case law. This includes ... More


The Role of Science in Law

Robin Feldman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368581
eISBN:
9780199867455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The allure of science has always captivated members of the legal profession. Its siren's song offers a tune of perfection and the promise of endowing law with the respect and deference from society ... More


The Allure of Science

Robin Feldman

in The Role of Science in Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368581
eISBN:
9780199867455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the legal profession's fascination with science. It then cites law's attempts to solve problems through science, which are frequently unsuccessful. Core ... More


What is Science?

Robin Feldman

in The Role of Science in Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368581
eISBN:
9780199867455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter highlights key moments in which science emerges and separates from other types of intellectual inquiry. In particular, it focuses on three periods of history that are critical to the ... More


Backlash: The Reaction to Mind Sciences in Legal Academia

Adam Benforado and Jon Hanson

in Ideology, Psychology, and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737512
eISBN:
9780199918638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737512.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter demonstrates that naive cynicism is a pervasive dynamic that shapes policy debates big and small. It argues that naïve cynicism can operate at a particular moment or over long periods of ... More


Concluding Remarks

Lukasz Gruszczynski

in Regulating Health and Environmental Risks under WTO Law: A Critical Analysis of the SPS Agreement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578924
eISBN:
9780191722646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578924.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter draws some overall conclusions on the substantive disciplines of the SPS Agreement, summarizing the previous discussion alongside the three objectives of the book: the appraisal of the ... More


Coral Law under Threat

Irus Braverman

in Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In chapter 4, “Coral Law under Threat,”the pendulum swings back to despair. The chapter documents the focus of contemporary legal regimes—in particular, the U.S. Endangered Species Act—on threat and ... More


Laboratory Life and the Economics of Science in Law

David S. Caudill

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Issuing a bold and, in light of current preoccupations with AIME, untimely call for the continued relevance of Laboratory Life, David Caudill’s chapter realigns the question of Latour’s value for ... More


The Universal Law: Jurisprudence

Donald Phillip Verene

in Knowledge of Things Human and Divine: Vico's New Science and "Finnegans Wake"

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099584
eISBN:
9780300127935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099584.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the focus of Vico's later work, moral philosophy in its broadest sense, as a science of law, custom, and history, a science of the human world. The first step in this process ... More


Remembering the Future: Science, Law, and the Legacy of Asilomar

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

in Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226276496
eISBN:
9780226276663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276663.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the famous 1975 Asilomar meeting on recombinant DNA as a site of memory that informs how futures tend to be imagined in American governance of emerging technology. It argues ... More


The Rhetoric of Criminal Law: Sloganism and Other Coping Mechanisms

Markus D. Dubber

in The Dual Penal State: The Crisis of Criminal Law in Comparative-Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198744290
eISBN:
9780191805752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744290.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Dual Penal State is about the collective failure to address the fundamental challenge of legitimating the threat and use of penal violence in modern liberal states. The first part of the book ... More


Introduction: Translating Law and Social Science

William K. Ford and Elizabeth Mertz

in Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In their introductory essay, Ford and Mertz survey the articles in the volume and summarize some overarching themes that emerge from the group as a whole. To begin with, the authors of these articles ... More


Engaging Scholarship: Criminal Law and the Legitimation of Penal Power

Markus D. Dubber

in The Dual Penal State: The Crisis of Criminal Law in Comparative-Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198744290
eISBN:
9780191805752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744290.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Dual Penal State is about the collective failure to address the fundamental challenge of legitimating the threat and use of penal violence in modern liberal states. The first part of the book ... More


Myanmar (Burma)

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099029
eISBN:
9789882207486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the telecommunications sector in Myanmar. Strict adherence to ideology and commercial self-interest, in the guises of “national security” and military-controlled ... More


Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Elizabeth Mertz, William K. Ford, and Gregory Matoesian (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is dedicated to exploring the linguistic challenges arising from the process of interdisciplinary translation between law and the social science disciplines. Although the field of ... More


Standard of Review and Scientific Evidence in WTO Law and International Investment Arbitration: Converging Parallels?

Valentina Vadi

Lukasz Gruszczynski (ed.)

in Deference in International Courts and Tribunals: Standard of Review and Margin of Appreciation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198716945
eISBN:
9780191785627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716945.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The chapter compares the standards of review applied by WTO panels and investment tribunals in assessing national measures that are based on prior complex factual determinations of a scientific ... More


Logic

Frederic R. Kellogg

in Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and Legal Logic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523903
eISBN:
9780226524061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524061.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

After attending lectures on the logic of induction by Charles Sanders Peirce in 1866 and reading Mill’s A System of Logic, Holmes echoed Mill’s critique of the syllogism and his notion of "reasoning ... More


How Demands for Ideal Science Undermine the Public’s Health

Carl F. Cranor

in Tragic Failures: How and Why We are Harmed by Toxic Chemicals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190635756
eISBN:
9780190635787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190635756.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

It is tempting under postmarket laws to demand ideal evidence to ensure that health protections are scientifically well founded and that decisions to redress injuries in the tort law are correct. ... More


“Can you get there from here?” Translating Law and Social Science

Elizabeth Mertz

in Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This article analyzes two sets of interactions between legal and linguistic scholars, using these encounters to demonstrate systematic ways in which law resists translations from other disciplines. ... More


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