Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech by Charles W. Collier PDF
By Charles W. Collier
philosophy of language.
The commencing chapters retrace the most conceptual levels within the expression of which means: from traditional which means, via symbolism, to signification. Later chapters study symbolic speech (communication by way of nonlinguistic potential) because the key to constructing an intention-based thought of speech. the basic components of the idea are (1) nonnatural that means, (2) the signaling of cause, (3) the popularity of motive, and (4) developing a convention.
A ultimate bankruptcy applies those insights to the case legislations of symbolic speech and resolves a few uncomplicated confusions within the felony literature. This research proceeds in terms of an unique contrast among genuine behavior (in the genuine global) and the "ideal behavior" defined in a statute. the previous can be defined either as communicative and
noncommunicative, whereas the latter has already been conceptualized as both communicative or noncommunicative. This contrast clears up a massive criminal predicament: how behavior that counts as communique may well however be regulated or prohibited, with out working afoul of the 1st Amendment's safety of speech.
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