Law and the Philosophy of Language
The Ordinariness of Law
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Academic legal production, when it focuses on the study of law, generally grasps this concept on the basis of a reference to positive law and its practice.
This book differs clearly from these analyses and integrates the legal approach into the philosophy of normative language, philosophical realism and pragmatism. The aim is not only to place the examination of law in the immanence of its practice, but also to take note of the fact that legal enunciation must be taken seriously. In order to arrive at this analysis, it is necessary to go beyond traditional perspectives and to base reflection on an investigation of the conditions for enunciating law in our democracies. This analysis thus offers a renewal of the ethics inherent in the action of jurists and an original reflection on the role of certain legal tools such as concepts, categories, or "provisions". In this sense, the work nourishes its originality not only by the transversality of its approach, but also by the will to situate legal thought in concrete forms of its implementation.
The book will be essential reading for academics working in the areas of legal theory, legal philosophy and constitutional theory.
Table of Contents
1. The constitutional judge to the test of transgression: the example of the decision of March 26, 2020 2. The category of "fundamental rights": fundamentality or the virtue of importance 3. Is it still possible to criticise the Council of State? For a logical examination of the validity of the administrative judge's "creations" 4. The meaning of the fault "as such...." 5. Dispositional concepts" in law 6. The impossible experience of rapport in the work of Professor A. Conte... 7. The ordinariness of a political commitment and its normativities
Pascal Richard is Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Toulon, France.