Law and Semiotics

Volume 2

  • Roberta Kevelson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Robert W. Benson
    Pages 31-60
  3. Denis J. Brion
    Pages 61-85
  4. Jovan Brkić, Norman Anderson
    Pages 87-104
  5. William C. Charron
    Pages 123-134
  6. Maurizio Colmegna
    Pages 135-141
  7. Peter Goodrich
    Pages 143-165
  8. Maarten Henket
    Pages 167-188
  9. Roberta Kevelson
    Pages 189-208
  10. John Lachs
    Pages 221-227
  11. Margaret M. Michels
    Pages 229-240
  12. Moylan C. Mills
    Pages 241-248
  13. Harold C. Morris
    Pages 249-256
  14. Philip Mosley
    Pages 257-269
  15. William Pencak
    Pages 277-291
  16. Michael Saltman
    Pages 293-305
  17. William T. Scott
    Pages 307-317
  18. George Teschner, Frank McClusky
    Pages 329-340
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 359-368

About this book


of those problems in law which we inherit and/or retrieve in order to reconstruct and interpret in the light of legal semiotics, however defined. In addition to three main areas of underlying metaphysical assumptions there are also three main areas of possible editorial focus and these should be mentioned. The three areas of focus are: 1) the state-of-the-art of legal semiotics; 2) the dynamic, intense and exceptionally interactive quality of conference participation, and 3) the content of the papers presented which is the material of this volume. My choice of this triad of focal possibilities is to exclude the last since the papers speak for themselves and need but a brief reportorial caption. I also eliminate the second possible focus as the main focus since the discussion was not taped for editing into this volume and must remain for all those who participated a quality of scholarly meetings to be remembered, savored and hoped for. My main focus is on the "state-of-the-art" of legal semiotics. II At the conclusion of the First Round Table on Law and Semiotics (1987) it was noted that there were no working paradigms, in Kuhn's sense, that thus far emerged but rather that several problematic areas were disclosed which warrant attention. Therefore the first concern of Legal Semiotics should be to address the surface, i. e.


Legal Semiotics Legitimation Umberto Eco justice law and semiotics legal realism literacy realism semiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberta Kevelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityReadingUSA

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