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  • Legal Knowledge and Information Systemsby M.-F. Moens; P. Spyns

    IOS Press 2005; US$ 136.00

    Currently, several artificial intelligence technologies are growing increasingly mature, including computational modeling of reasoning, natural language processing, information retrieval, information extraction, machine learning, electronic agents, and reasoning with uncertainty. Their integration in and adaptation to legal knowledge and information... more...

  • Epistemology and Methodology of Comparative Lawby Mark van Hoecke

    Hart Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 118.80

    Whereas many modern works on comparative law focus on various aspects of legal doctrine, the aim of this book is more theoretical - to reflect on comparative law as a scholarly discipline, and in particular its epistemology and methodology. It seeks answers to fundamental, scientific problems of comparative research. more...

  • Law as Communicationby Mark Van Hoecke

    Hart Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 102.60

    This text argues that our conception of the legal system, of democracy, of the legitimation of law and of the respective role of judges, legislators and legal scholars should be based on a pluralist and communicative approach. It analyses the main problems of jurisprudence from such a perspective. more...

  • Reasoning with Lawby Andrew Halpin

    Hart Publishing Limited 2001; US$ 55.80

    The central aim of this book is an attempt to demonstrate how the problems of understanding legal reasoning replicate difficulties encountered in the philosophy of language. more...

  • Contemporary Issues of the Semiotics of Lawby Anne Wagner; Tracey Summerfield; Farid Samir Benavides Vanegas

    Hart Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 49.50

    The law is a symbolic construction and therefore rests on a variety of undertakings. What gives law its meaning is,for some, ideology, for others, the welfare of the majority. However, what is manifest is a conception of the law as a material structure that carries symbols of everyday life. The analyses that are made in the law and semiotics movements... more...

  • Legal Knowledge and Information Systemsby T.M. van Engers

    IOS Press 2006; US$ 113.00

    This volume contains the Proceedings of the Nineteenth JURIX Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2006). The large number of submissions shows that the interdisciplinary community is still growing and active. This volume again covers a broad range of topics. Argumentation is central to legal reasoning and therefore it is no... more...

  • Translating Lawby Deborah Cao

    Multilingual Matters 2007; US$ 74.95

    Examines legal translation in its many facets from an interdisciplinary perspective, covering both theoretical and practical grounds and linguistic as well as legal issues. This book analyses the basic skills and competence of the legal translator and various types of legal texts. more...

  • Methods of legal reasoningby Jerzy Stelmach; Bartosz Brozek

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Attempts to describe and criticize four methods used in legal practice, legal dogmatics and legal theory: logic, analysis, argumentation and hermeneutics. This book contains essays that seek to answer questions concerning the assumptions standing behind these methods, the limits of using them and their usefulness in the practice and theory of law. more...

  • Studies in Legal Logicby Jaap Hage

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    Studies in Legal Logic is a collection of nine interrelated papers about the logic, epistemology and ontology of law. All of the papers were written after the publication of the author?s Reasoning with Rules and supplement the issues addressed therein. Some of the papers are new; others have been revised substantially after the publication of their... more...

  • Interpretation, Law and the Construction of Meaningby Anne Wagner; Wouter Werner; Deborah Cao

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    Who has the power to define words and concepts? Who can successfully assume the power to speak on behalf of the legal community? Which methods are used to justify the power to define? This book discusses these questions from three related perspectives: Legal theory; Judicial reasoning; and Application of law in politics and diplomatic practice. more...