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'What’s the Plan?' On Interpretation and Meta-Interpretation in Scott Shapiro's 'Legality'

THE PLANNING THEORY OF LAW. A CRITICAL READING, D. Canale and G. Tuzet, eds., Springer, Dordrecht, 2012

19 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2011 Last revised: 14 Aug 2012

Giorgio Pino

University of Palermo - School of Law - Dipartimento di Studi su Politica Diritto e Società

Date Written: January 8, 2011

Abstract

The essay seeks to explain and evaluate Shapiro's theory of legal interpretation, as it is outlined in his recent book 'Legality'. More specifically, in the following I will try to provide a) a reconstruction of Shapiro's theory of legal interpretation, as it is developed in 'Legality'; b) an assessment of this theory of interpretation on its own terms (i.e., its internal coherence, its overall persuasiveness); c) an evaluation of the compatibility of this theory of legal interpretation with the general project of 'Law as Plan'.

Keywords: Legality, Law as Plan, interpretation, meta-interpretation

Suggested Citation

Pino, Giorgio, 'What’s the Plan?' On Interpretation and Meta-Interpretation in Scott Shapiro's 'Legality' (January 8, 2011). THE PLANNING THEORY OF LAW. A CRITICAL READING, D. Canale and G. Tuzet, eds., Springer, Dordrecht, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1737082 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1737082

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University of Palermo - School of Law - Dipartimento di Studi su Politica Diritto e Società ( email )

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Palermo, 90134
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