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Interpretation in Law I

(Original title: Interpretácia v práve I)
Filozofia, 70 (2015), 8, 647-658.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The author shows what interpretation in law is not and offers a new hypothesis: The interpretation in law is a justified explicatory translation which meets Carnap’s criteria of an adequate interpretation. He identifies interpretation in law with a set of analytical methods which as such are value-neutral. They are always related to a particular legal system with its value background, and based on a particular philosophy of law. Beside legal erudition it is logical semantics that is an important support of interpretation. The author suggests a reconstruction of legal syllogism which is the methodological subject matter of interpretation.


Explication, Interpretation, Law, Logic, Method, Semantics

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