By Maksymilian Del Mar,William Twining

This multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional assortment deals the 1st ever full-scale research of criminal fictions. Its concentration is on fictions in criminal perform, interpreting and comparing their roles in various diversified components of perform (e.g. in Tort legislations, felony legislation and highbrow estate legislations) and in numerous occasions and locations (e.g. in Roman legislations, Rabbinic legislations and the typical Law). the gathering ways the subject partly during the dialogue of sure key classical statements through theorists together with Jeremy Bentham, Alf Ross, Hans Vaihinger, Hans Kelsen and Lon Fuller. the gathering opens with the first-ever translation into English of Kelsen’s evaluate of Vaihinger’s As If. The 17 chapters are divided into 4 elements: 1) a dialogue of the imperative theories of fictions, as above, with a spotlight on Kelsen, Bentham, Fuller and classical pragmatism; 2) a dialogue of the connection among fictions and language; three) a theoretical and old exam and review of fictions within the universal legislations; and four) an account of fictions in numerous perform parts and in several felony cultures. the gathering can be of curiosity to theorists and historians of criminal reasoning, in addition to students and practitioners of the legislation extra often, in either universal and civil legislations traditions.

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