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Legal Fictions A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics Number 32 Autumn/Winter 1997 (New Informations) by

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Published by Lawrence & Wishart .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Foundations of law,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Legal History,
  • Legal System,
  • General

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsSally Ledger (Editor), Stella Swain (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11606964M
ISBN 100853158479
ISBN 109780853158479

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"Legal Fictions represents a culmination (if not the culmination) of Karla FC Holloway's rich corpus of criticism and theory. As a consideration of law and literature in the construction of race and legal fictions, it is an original intervention sure to inform understandings of, and scholarship about, lemoisduvinnaturel.com by: 9. Legal fictions are different from legal presumptions which assume a certain state of facts until the opposite is proved, such as the presumption of legitimacy. A legal fiction, by contrast, can be seen in laws recognizing "virgin birth", i.e., that a child born to an unmarried mother has no genetic, biological or psychological father. legal fiction. n. a presumption of fact assumed by a court for convenience, consistency, or to achieve justice. There is an old adage: "Fictions arise from the law, and not law from fictions." legal fiction something assumed to be true for the sake of convenience whether true or false. See e.g. LOST MODERN GRANT. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Buy Legal Fictions New impression by Lon L. Fuller (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2). Get Textbooks on Google Play. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. “This book has breathed new life into an old topic. It is a must-read for anyone with an interest in legal fictions – or indeed legal reasoning.” (Liron Shmilovits, The Cambridge Law Journal, Vol. 76 (3), November, ). "Legal Fictions represents a culmination (if not the culmination) of Karla FC Holloway's rich corpus of criticism and theory. As a consideration of law and literature in the construction of race and legal fictions, it is an original intervention sure to inform understandings of, and scholarship about, lemoisduvinnaturel.com: Karla FC Holloway.

gaphs will not suggest that the present book Offers any seri- ous contribution to the philosophy of mind. Its claims are far more modest. For the legal scholar, it may serve as a reminder that the legal fiction is a more complex phenomenon than he is ordinarily inclined to suppose; more generally, it may re-. When life gets a little messy, the law is the toilet paper that will clean it up. Dec 01,  · What are legal fictions? Professor Lon Fuller discussed the matter at some length. One interpretation of his answer is this: they are lies that are not intended to deceive. This solution fails, in the end, to be convincing. But some remarks of Fuller provide the clue to another way of looking at the problem: fictions are means of changing the application of the law by relying on a tension Cited by: 7. Daniel Klerman, Legal Fictions as Strategic Instruments 3 Common Pleas, the defendant decided he was unwilling to stake his defense on the location of Paris and asked for more time.7 The plaintiff probably wanted to litigate in Common Pleas, one of the three.