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Technology and the doctrine of legal sources
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Law is, to a large extent, a manifestation of instrumental rationality - or, in other words, of Technology - making Law, as a discipline, forgetful of itself. It could be argued, e.g., that academic lawyers are all too eager to submit to the dominance of the Other, in the form of other disciplines or, for instance, in the form of Technology itself. A case in point is the question concerning the status of the doctrine of legal sources in the digital era. This question is prompted by the indisputable fact that the ways in which lawyers retrieve legal information have, during the course of the last decade or so, changed significantly on account of the massive proliferation of information technology - extending even into the legal life-world. Need not, then, the doctrine of legal sources change accordingly? Has it not already? In the current essay, it is suggested that these questions - however captivating - should be treated with a measure of skepticism.

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Uppsala: Juridiska fakulteten, Uppsala universitet , 2012. , 12 p.
Uppsala Faculty of Law Working Paper, 2012:4
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Law and Society
Research subject
Civil Law
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-184675OAI: diva2:567160
Available from: 2012-11-12 Created: 2012-11-12 Last updated: 2012-11-12Bibliographically approved

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