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Wouter de Been

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804756594

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804756594.001.0001

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Night of the Living Dead: Legal Realist Anticonceptualism

Night of the Living Dead: Legal Realist Anticonceptualism

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(p.127) Chapter Six Night of the Living Dead: Legal Realist Anticonceptualism
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Legal Realism Regained
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804756594.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the contemporary sources of realist anticonceptualism and how these were put in realist legal theory. It discusses the linguistic theory of Charles Ogden and I. A. Richards, Oliver Wendell Holmes's strategy for linguistic clarification, and John Dewey's pragmatic view of language and the problem of imprecise legal terminology.

Keywords:   realist anticonceptualism, realist legal theory, Charles Ogden, linguistic theory, I. A. Richards, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Dewey, language, legal terminology

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