- Title Pages
- Preface: The Scope of the Book
- Introduction: Parables of Language and Law
- 1 Legal Theory and Language
- 2 Systems Theory, Normativity and the ‘Realist Dilemma’
- 3 Philosophy, Law and Language
- 4 Issues in Legal Interpretation
- 5 Literal Meaning, the Dictionary and the Law
- 6 Representation, Reproduction and Intention
- 7 Idols of the Market
- A Insider Judges and Outsider Critics
- B Hard Cases and Ideal Interpreters
- C The Judge as Tennis Umpire
- D The Golden Mean?
- E Reflexivity and Garfinkel's Dystopia of Reasons
- F The Single Meaning Rule and Defamation Law
- The Semiotics of Law, Language and Money
- Appendices: Discussion Materials and Exercises
- Further Reading
- Legal Cases Cited
- Language, Meaning and the Law
- Edinburgh University Press
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