Ascriptive speech act and legal language

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Abstract

In this article the author explicates Herbert Hart's theory of an ascriptive language as it has been developed in his influential early paper "The Ascription of Responsibility and Rights". In the section 'Discussion' the author argues that the theory of ascriptive legal utterances, which is grounded on Austin's and Searle's theory of a speech act, provides the methodological basis for his analytical approach to philosophical and legal issues. In the section 'Results' the author justifies that an ascriptive is a specific speech (illocutionary) act. In the section 'Conclusion' the matter concerns the original linguistic formula of an ascriptive that accurately reflects its nature. This article elaborates on the interpretation of ascriptive speech acts in legal language by evaluating the influence of philosophy of language on the formation of modern legal philosophy, along with evaluating the contribution of conceptual development of legal philosophy in the speech acts theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRPTSS 2015 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH PARADIGMS TRANSFORMATION IN SOCIAL SCIENCES 2015
Editors Ardashkin, N Martyushev
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Research Paradigms Transformation in Social Sciences (RPTSS) - Tomsk
Duration: 15 Dec 201517 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences
PublisherE D P SCIENCES
Volume28
ISSN (Print)2261-2424

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Research Paradigms Transformation in Social Sciences (RPTSS)
CityTomsk
Period15/12/1517/12/15

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