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Peirce and Law

Issues in Pragmatism, Legal Realism, and Semiotics


Roberta Kevelson

This is the first collection of papers on the general topic of Peirce and Law to be compiled in a single volume. Peirce's theory of signs, assumed to be seminal for modern semiotics and especially for legal semiotics, is the unifying focus for these crossdisciplinary studies in Peirce's philosophy and theories of law. Peirce's Pragmatism, his Normative Sciences, his influences on various schools of jurisprudence, and on general semiotics are all discussed here in rich detail by distinguished scholars. This volume includes papers presented at the Peirce Sesquicentennial Congress, in the Special Session on Peirce and Law, and related papers as well.
Contributors, from the fields of law and of philosophy are: Professors Robert Benson, Richard Bernstein, Denis Brion, Roberta Kevelson, Frederic Kellogg, John Lachs, Lorenz Schultz, Robert Summers, Jyrki Uusitalo, John Valauri and Gordon Whitney, presenting a kaleidoscope of perspectives on selected aspects of Charles S. Peirce and The Law.