Law is not Code: On Algorithms and the Concept of Law

Studiengesellschaft für Wirtschaft und Recht (ed), Algorithmen im Wirtschaftsrecht (2023)

17 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2024

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Christoph Bezemek

University of Graz, Faculty of Law, Institute of Public Law and Political Science

Date Written: February 20, 2022

Abstract

This piece addresses the (profound) differences and the (superficial) similarities between law and algorithms on a conceptual basis and invites the reader to reengage in the debate as to what law is and how it embodies and transmits the shared values of a political community.

Keywords: Concept of Law, Algorithm, Rule of Law, Possibility of Norms, Noise, Bias, Judgment

Suggested Citation

Bezemek, Christoph, Law is not Code: On Algorithms and the Concept of Law (February 20, 2022). Studiengesellschaft für Wirtschaft und Recht (ed), Algorithmen im Wirtschaftsrecht (2023), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4696725 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4696725

Christoph Bezemek (Contact Author)

University of Graz, Faculty of Law, Institute of Public Law and Political Science ( email )

Universitaetsstrasse 15 / FE
A-8010 Graz, 8010
Austria

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