Deontic logic and legal systems / Pablo E. Navarro, Jorge L. Rodriguez

By: Navarro, Pablo E, 1963-
Contributor(s): Rodriguez, Jorge L, 1964-
Material type: TextText; Format: print Series: Cambridge introductions to philosophy and lawPublisher: New York , NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: xxv, 261 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9780521767392 (hardback); 0521767393 (hardcover; 9780521139908 (paperback); 0521139902 paperbackSubject(s): Law -- Methodology | Deontic logic | Law -- Philosophy | Semantics (Philosophy) | LAW / Jurisprudence | Derecho -- Metodología | Deontologia juridica | Derecho -- Filosofía
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255) and index.

Part I. Introduction to deontic logic -- The language of logic and the possibility of deontic logic -- Paradoxes and shortcomings of deontic logic -- Norm-propositions, conditional norms, and defeasibility -- Part II. Legal systems and legal validity -- Legal indeterminacy : normative gaps and conflicts of norms -- Legal dynamics.

"Logic and law have a long history in common, but the influence has been mostly one-sided, except perhaps in the 5th and 6th centuries B.C., where disputes at the market place or in tribunals in Greece seem to have stimulated a lot of reflection among sophistic philosophers on such topics as language and truth. Most of the time it was logic that influenced legal thinking, but in the last 50 years logicians began to be interested in normative concepts and hence in law"-- Provided by publisher.

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