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Philosophical Foundations of Language in the Law

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Author Biography

Andrei Marmor was Professor at Tel Aviv University from 1990 to 2000 and has been professor of philosophy and professor of law at the University of Southern California since 2003. He is the Director of the USC Center for Law and Philosophy and Editor in chief of the Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy. He has authored and edited numerous books, including Law in the Age of Pluralism (OUP, 2007), Interpretation and Legal Theory (2nd ed., Hart Publishing, 2005), and Positive Law & Objective Values (OUP, 2001).

Scott Soames is the Director of the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California, and was formerly Professor of Philosphy at Princeton University for 24 years. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Princeton Series in the Foundatiions of Contemporary Philosophy and serves on the advisory boards of Analytica and Philosophical Perspectives. His works include Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of 'Naming and Necessity' (OUP, 2002), Reference and Description: The Case against Two-Dimensionalism (Princeton University Press, 2005), and the two-volume Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century (Princeton University Press, 2003).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Value of Vagueness, Timothy Endicott
3. What Vagueness and Inconsistency Tell Us about Interpretation, Scott Soames
4. Vagueness and the Guidance of Action, Jeremy Waldron
5. Can the Law Imply More Than It Says? On Some Pragmatic Aspects of Strategic Speech, Andrei Marmor
6. Textualism and the Discovery of Rights, John Perry
7. Textualism, Intentionalism, and the Law of Contracts, Gideon Rosen
8. Modeling Legal Rules, Richard Holton
9. Trying to Kill the Dead: De Dicto and De Re Intention in Attempted Crimes, Gideon Yaffe
10. Legislation As Communication? Legal Interpretation and the Study of Linguistic Communication, Mark Greenberg

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