d’Aspremont on Two Attitudes Towards Textuality in International Law: The Battle For Dualism @JdA_IntLaw @law_uom
Jean d’Aspremont, University of Manchester School of Law; Sciences Po Law School, has published Two Attitudes Towards Textuality in International Law: The Battle For Dualism as University of Manchester Legal Research Paper Series No. 22/10. It will appear in volume 42 of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2022). Here is the abstract.
This article sketches out two distinct attitudes towards textuality in international law, namely international hermeneutics and international poetics. It argues that these two attitudes towards textuality espouse very different types of dualism of thought. The difference bears major implications on how international lawyers approach international legal texts. In exposing these two attitudes towards textuality and the distinct types of dualism they reveal, this article makes a plea for a greater embrace of international poetics by international lawyers, and thus for a complete remoulding of international lawyers’ dualist patterns of thought. It also questions the hermeneutic understanding of interpretation in international legal thought and practice.
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