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978-0-8204-1212-2 / 0820412120

The Paradox of Self-Amendment

by Peter Suber

Publisher:Peter Lang Publishing

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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The first full-length study of self-reference and paradox in law, this book will intrigue and instruct anyone interested in law, logic, philosophy, or political theory. History shows that self-amendment - for example, the use of a constitution's amending clause to amend itself - is commonplace; legal analysis shows it to be lawful, even if (as some logicians have alleged) it is self-contradictory; and philosophical analysis shows it to be foundational for legality. The lawfulness of self-amendment, therefore, sheds important light on legal reasoning and rationality, and shows that we no longer need accept the immutability of any level of law.

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