The Systematisation and Interpretation of Statutes. Some Thoughts on Theoretical and Practical Legal Science

  • Aulis Aarnio
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 41)


I will begin by specifying the three concepts required to understand the topic. These are the concept of method, the characterisation of what should be understood by legal science (namely, legal dogmatics or “Rechtsdogmatik”) and thirdly, the perspective on the method of discourse adopted in this presentation.


Legal Rule Legal Theory Legal Norm Legal Argumentation Regulative Principle 
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Bibliographical Information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aulis Aarnio
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TampereFinland

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