Introduction: The Varieties of Rules


in Playing by the Rules

Published in print February 1993 | ISBN: 9780198258315
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681844 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Law Series

Introduction: The Varieties of Rules

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about analytic isolation of the phenomenon of rule and the way in which prescriptive rules appear to play a larger role in decision making in law, family governance, and in life in general. This book examines the definitions, distinctions, and varieties of rules and discusses the concept of rules as generalizations. It explains the distinction between conversational and entrenchment models of generalization and analyses the interpretation of rules.

Keywords: rules; analytic isolation; decision making; generalizations; rule interpretation

Chapter.  7015 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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