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Aspects of Deconstruction: The Failure of the Word ‘Bird’


Anthony D'Amato


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

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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

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Date posted: August 14, 2010  

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D'Amato, Anthony, Aspects of Deconstruction: The Failure of the Word ‘Bird’ (August 12, 2010). Northwestern Law Review, Vol. 84, pp. 536-541, 1990; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-34. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1658119

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