Conceptions in the code: how metaphors explain legal by Stefan Larsson

By Stefan Larsson

Via an research of copyright in a electronic context, Stefan Larssonś Conceptions within the Code explains the position that metaphor performs within the law's dealing with of technological switch. It makes an important contribution to sociolegal research in addition to conceptual metaphor theory.

summary: via an research of copyright in a electronic context, Stefan Larssonś Conceptions within the Code explains the function that metaphor performs within the law's dealing with of technological swap. It makes an important contribution to sociolegal research in addition to conceptual metaphor idea

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186) This conception in the legal field has been durable and strong. The British philosopher Jeremy Bentham believed that metaphors were the antithesis to legal reasoning (Bentham and Ogden, 1931). The traditional legal perception of the unimportant place and function of metaphors in law is, in other words, 35 C onceptions in the C ode completely at odds with what language and cognition research has shown from 1980 onwards. e. how thinking works in relation to legal concepts and legal decision making (Johnson, 2007).

The answer can reasonably be expected to indicate the 23 C onceptions in the C ode intended audience. It should be pointed out that this book is not based at the heart of a unilateral scientific discipline; rather, it moves between several disciplines. Its most significant contributions and links are probably to legal doctrine in a broader sense—which include sociology of law—as well as aforementioned cognitive science. It also incorporates a recently emerging field that studies digitalisation and its social impact, which for the sake of simplicity can be referred to as technological and social change, which to some parts resembles what is done in Science and Technology Studies (STS).

From an empirical account, it became clear that there were different conceptions of online file-sharing at play. The justifications were analysed within a range of ‘it’s unstoppable’ to ‘culture in general doesn’t suffer’ and ‘it’s democratic’ (Andersson Schwarz and Larsson, 2014, pp. 223–24) and many additional categories were defined on the basis of the respondents’ answers. In brief, how the role and effects of online file-sharing were conceptualised—a process in which metaphors played an important role—affected the respondents’ normative justifications.

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