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Strata of intervenient concepts in normative systems

Lindahl, Lars LU and Odelstad, Jan (2008) 9th International Conference, DEON 2008 Luxembourg, July 2008 In Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI LNAI 5076. p.203-217
Abstract
In a legal system, there are different strata of concepts exhibiting the pattern of a network. Our paper presents an algebraic representation of legal concepts as intermediate between factual events and circumstances on one hand, and deontic positions, on the other. In this representation, we use the notion of "intervenient" as a theoretical tool, defining intervenients in terms of weakest grounds and strongest consequences. Important features of intervenients are different kinds of "minimality", since minimality is relevant for the effective formulation of a normative system, as well as for changes in such a system. By distinguishing different kinds of minimality, a rudimentary typology of intervenients is obtained. The results are... (More)
In a legal system, there are different strata of concepts exhibiting the pattern of a network. Our paper presents an algebraic representation of legal concepts as intermediate between factual events and circumstances on one hand, and deontic positions, on the other. In this representation, we use the notion of "intervenient" as a theoretical tool, defining intervenients in terms of weakest grounds and strongest consequences. Important features of intervenients are different kinds of "minimality", since minimality is relevant for the effective formulation of a normative system, as well as for changes in such a system. By distinguishing different kinds of minimality, a rudimentary typology of intervenients is obtained. The results are illustrated by a legal example concerning "ownership" as an intermediate concept. (Less)
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Intervenient minimality, Legal concept, Normative system, Intervenient, Strongest consequence, Weakest ground, Intermediate concept, Ownership., Concept formation, law, rättsvetenskap
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Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI
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van der Meyden, Ron; van der Torre, Leendert; and
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LNAI 5076
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15 pages
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Springer
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9th International Conference, DEON 2008 Luxembourg, July 2008
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1611-3349
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3-54070524-4
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English
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  author       = {Lindahl, Lars and Odelstad, Jan},
  booktitle    = {Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI},
  editor       = {van der Meyden, Ron and van der Torre, Leendert},
  isbn         = {3-54070524-4},
  issn         = {1611-3349},
  keyword      = {Intervenient minimality,Legal concept,Normative system,Intervenient,Strongest consequence,Weakest ground,Intermediate concept,Ownership.,Concept formation,law,rättsvetenskap},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {203--217},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Strata of intervenient concepts in normative systems},
  volume       = {LNAI 5076},
  year         = {2008},
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