'What’s the Plan?' On Interpretation and Meta-Interpretation in Scott Shapiro's 'Legality'
University of Palermo - School of Law - Dipartimento di Studi su Politica Diritto e Società
January 8, 2011
THE PLANNING THEORY OF LAW. A CRITICAL READING, D. Canale and G. Tuzet, eds., Springer, Dordrecht, 2012
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'.
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Keywords: Legality, Law as Plan, interpretation, meta-interpretation
Date posted: January 10, 2011 ; Last revised: August 14, 2012