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The flexible constitution, Sean Wilson

Label
The flexible constitution
Title
The flexible constitution
Statement of responsibility
Sean Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is an ambitious work on constitutional theory. Influenced by the views of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sean Wilson tackles the problem of how a judge can obey a document written in ordinary, flexible language. He argues that whether something is 'constitutional' is not an historical fact, but is an artisan judgment. Criteria are set forth showing why some judgments represent superior connoisseurship and why others do not. Along the way, Wilson offers a potent critique of originalism. He not only explains this belief system, but shows why it is inherently incompatible with the American legal system. His conclusion is that originalism can only be understood as a legal ideology, not a meaningful contribution to philosophy of law. The ways of thinking about constitutional interpretation provided in the book end up challenging the scholarship of Ronald Dworkin and numerous law professors. And the findings also challenge the way that professors of politics often think about whether a judge has 'followed law'"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Sean
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4552
LC item number
.W57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Origin (Philosophy)
Label
The flexible constitution, Sean Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • philosophy of Framers' intent
  • Why Framers' intent is flawed
  • The
  • new originalism
  • The
  • Constitution as old society
  • Cultural construction
  • What originalism really is
  • Appendix. The philosophical investigation
  • Wittgenstein, law and originalism
  • Obeying flexible commands
  • Is there a fixed meaning?
  • Public meaning v. meaning as use
  • The
  • flexible constitution
  • Structuralism and polysemy
  • Law as connoisseur judgment
Control code
809411793
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780739178157
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012038672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809411793
Label
The flexible constitution, Sean Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • philosophy of Framers' intent
  • Why Framers' intent is flawed
  • The
  • new originalism
  • The
  • Constitution as old society
  • Cultural construction
  • What originalism really is
  • Appendix. The philosophical investigation
  • Wittgenstein, law and originalism
  • Obeying flexible commands
  • Is there a fixed meaning?
  • Public meaning v. meaning as use
  • The
  • flexible constitution
  • Structuralism and polysemy
  • Law as connoisseur judgment
Control code
809411793
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780739178157
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012038672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809411793

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