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Download and read online Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice in PDF and EPUB First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download and read online Topographies in PDF and EPUB This book investigates the function of topographical names and descriptions in a variety of narratives, poems, and philosophical or theoretical texts, primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries, but including also Plato and the Bible. Topics include the initiating efficacy of speech acts, ethical responsibility, political or legislative power, the translation of theory from one topographical location to another, the way topographical delineations can function as parable or allegory, and the relation of personification to landscape.
Download and read online The Philosophy of Positive Law in PDF and EPUB In this first book-length study of positive law, James Bernard Murphy rewrites central chapters in the history of jurisprudence by uncovering a fundamental continuity among four great legal philosophers: Plato, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, and John Austin. In their theories of positive law, Murphy argues, these thinkers represent successive chapters in a single fascinating story. That story revolves around a fundamental ambiguity: is law positive because it is deliberately imposed (as opposed to customary law) or because it lacks moral necessity (as opposed to natural law)? These two senses of positive law are not coextensive yet the discourse of positive law oscillates unstably between them. What, then, is the relation between being deliberately imposed and lacking moral necessity? Murphy demonstrates how the discourse of positive law incorporates both normative and descriptive dimensions of law, and he discusses the relation of positive law not only to jurisprudence but also to the philosophy of language, ethics, theories of social order, and biblical law.
Download and read online Shaping the Common Law in PDF and EPUB This collection discusses the contributions of great common-law jurists and singular documents - namely the Magna Carta and the Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts - that have shaped common law, from its origins in twelfth-century England to its arrival in the American colonies. Featured jurists include such widely recognized figures as Glanvill, Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Coke, and John Selden, as well as less-known but influential writers like Richard Hooker, Michael Dalton, William Hudson, and Sir Matthew Hale.
Download and read online English Law in India in PDF and EPUB In This Book A Well-Known Historian Offers A Critical Study Of A New Aspect Of Modern Indian History: The Gradual Introduction Of English Law Into India From The Advent Of The East India Company Till The Culmination Of The Period Of Codification In The Closing Years Of The Nineteenth Century. Special Stress Has Been Laid On The Impact Of English Law On Administration, Economy, Society And Constitutional Development. New Light Has Been Thrown Not Only On The Development Of Legal, Judicial And Constitutional Systems But Also On The Complex Historical Process Of The Emergence Of Modern India.
Download and read online Release 2 0 Issue 3 in PDF and EPUB What makes the net great us also precisely what makes it so dangerous. The virtual world is becoming so similar to the real one that some think the overt laws, or at least agreed-upon rules, may be necessary for the Net to survive in its current open form. If the internet can be ruined by everything from criminals to overzealous politicians responding to those criminals, then how can it be saved? We explore this issue in Release 2.0: Issue 3. Other topics in this issue: Listening to Lawrence Lessig - The man who started it all considers hard, thinks hard, and worries hard - about what code and the law can do. Open APIs Aren't Open Source - Six lessons for developers From Audience to Producer - It may not be news to you, but it's news to someone. Ambiguity is a Feature, Not a Bug - A new way to think about code
Download and read online Syntax of ing Forms in Legal English in PDF and EPUB The study is concerned with the issue of -ing forms in both the theoretical aspect (morpho-syntactic delimitation of the scalar range of -ing forms) and practical aspect (survey of their occurrence in a legal English corpus). The research concentrates on the syntactic analysis of -ing verbal nouns, gerunds and -ing participles, and is aimed to reveal the conditioning factors that influence the selection of a particular type of the nominalisations under analysis.
Download and read online Never Lay Down in PDF and EPUB The climate in the streets of Washington, D.C. is fast-paced and violent during the Murder Capital years. Rule number one is to play for keeps. Reggie “Redds” Williams and his childhood friends grow up in the Kennedy Street area of Northwest. As they learn how to survive and take care of themselves in the streets they become known to law enforcement as the “Kennedy Street Crew.” The code—Death Before Dishonor—that they live by shakes their foundation to the core when they find out one of their own is working with the feds. When the smoke clears Redds and the Kennedy Street Crew find themselves on the FBI’s most wanted list. Redds turns out to be the last man standing as he goes on the run and tries to disappear out of the country. He creeps through Philly, Atlantic City, and Columbus, Ohio while a federal manhunt is right on his heels. His only partner in the world is Necci, his high school girlfriend. Together, Redds and Necci change their identities as they move through the underworld of the streets. They survive on love and street knowledge. When the feds finally close in lives are tore apart forever. The intensity turns up a thousand degrees when the wrath of the government comes down on Redds and the Kennedy Street Crew. Indictments come down charging everything from RICO to the murder of law enforcement. The death penalty is thrown on the table. Redds’ is driven by all that he stands for to Never Lay Down in the face of adversity.
Download and read online The Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia in PDF and EPUB First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download and read online The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics in PDF and EPUB The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical concepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, and covers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied. The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptive models of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts with a set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that are recognized as key concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality, metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. A second set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basic concepts into a particular theory of grammar and a specific model for the description of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to the interrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set of chapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguistic research (functional linguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the history of linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position of Cognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large. The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specific linguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with the traditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variation and change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of Applied Linguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields such as philosophy and psychology. With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, this reference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in (cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.
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Download and read online Law Interpretation and Reality in PDF and EPUB PATRICKNERHOT Since the two operations overlap each other so much, speaking about fact and interpretation in legal science separately would undoubtedly be highly artificial. To speak about fact in law already brings in the operation we call interpretation. EquaHy, to speak about interpretation is to deal with the method of identifying reality and therefore, in large part, to enter the area of the question of fact. By way of example, Bemard Jackson's text, which we have placed in section 11 of the first part of this volume, could no doubt just as weH have found a horne in section I. This work is aimed at analyzing this interpretation of the operation of identifying fact on the one hand and identifying the meaning of a text on the other. All philosophies of law recognize themselves in the analysis they propose for this interpretation, and we too shall seek in this volume to fumish a few elements of use for this analysis. We wish however to make it clear that our endeavour is addressed not only to legal philosophers: the nature of the interpretive act in legal science is a matter of interest to the legal practitioner too. He will find in these pages, we believe, elements that will serve hirn in rcflcction on his daily work.