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Introduction

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199756131
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199855292 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0001
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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to identify the questions that any approach to textual interpretation must answer (explicitly or implicitly), and to show how the considerations that bear on desirable interpretation shift as one moves from one kind of legal interpretation to another. It then discusses basic issues about textual interpretation in law, nontextual interpretation, and the scope of the term “interpretation”.

Keywords: legal interpretation; textual language; textual interpretation; law; nontextual interpretation

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Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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