Jusletter IT

Legal Interpretation. Intensional and Extensional Dimensions of Statutory terms

  • Autor/Autorin: Michał Araszkiewicz
  • Kategorie: Beiträge
  • Region: Polen
  • Rechtsgebiete: Rechtsinformatik, Artificial Intelligence & Recht
  • Zitiervorschlag: Michał Araszkiewicz, Legal Interpretation. Intensional and Extensional Dimensions of Statutory terms, in: Jusletter IT 11. September 2014
This paper deals with semantic aspects of legal interpretation. We apply a bottom-up perspective for analysis of semantics of statutory text. Intensional and extensional aspects of statutory expressions are analyzed and presented on a diagram. It is argued that such diagram may play a role as a tool for explanation of disagreement concerning meaning of statutory terms and that it represents a typology of legal interpretive problems. It also supports the view that legal reasoning is rather constructive than reconstructive enterprise.

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