Aspects of Deconstruction: The Failure of the Word ‘Bird’
Northwestern University - School of Law
August 12, 2010
Northwestern Law Review, Vol. 84, pp. 536-541, 1990
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-34
Lawyers and judges often become impatient with those who dispute what they regard as the clear meaning of words. The meaning of words derives from the contexts in which they are employed, and we can never be certain of the context because we cannot enter into the minds of other persons to see the contexts to which their minds are adverting.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: language and law, constructionalism, deconstruction, doctrinalism in law, words and meaning
JEL Classification: K10, K40
Date posted: August 14, 2010
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