sabato 31 ottobre 2009

Lost in Translation: EU Law & The Official Languages

By Andrej Glézl
"This article deals with the problem of interpretation of Community2 law from the perspective of the
language in which the relevant source of Community law3 is expressed. The first part of the article
defines the legal basis causing the problem in interpretation of Community law, which is caused by
the fact that it is expressed in many languages, all of which are official and legal instruments
expressed in them are deemed to be authentic."
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Contemporary Translation Theories

Edwin Gentzler's Book in Google Books

Heidegger and Translation Studies

ZISSELSBERGER Markus , The Claim and Use of Language in Translation : Heidegger (and) Übersetzen

Résumé / Abstract

Starting from the premise that what calls for and happens in the work and thinking of translation is inseparable from the experience of reading Heidegger's philosophy, this article suggests that translation in Heidegger's work is a philosophical problem fundamentally implicated in the thinking of Being. The article first examines Heidegger's distinction between Übersetzen-a form of translation that seeks correspondences between words of different languages, and Übersetzen-a translation within one's own language that seeks to respond to the "claim" of language itself. The second part of the article links translation with Heidegger's later reflections on language in Unterwegs zur Sprache, arguing that what is at stake in the work of translation is a thinking of our relation to language. Focusing on the notion of "usage/Brauch", it concludes with the suggestion that insofar as thinking translation according to (and with) Heidegger requires a"response"to the claim of language,it also calls for a more sustained engagement with the question of how the human is claimed and used by language.

Ontology Language in Wikipedia

Entry In Wikipedia
In computer science and artificial intelligenceontology languages are formal languages used to construct ontologies. They allow the encoding ofknowledge about specific domains and often include reasoning rules that support the processing of that knowledge. Ontology languages are usuallydeclarative languages, are almost always generalizations of frame languages, and are commonly based on either first-order logic or on description logic.

Law and Incarnation: Messianism as State of Exception

In this paper, written in italian, Monateri tries to interpret Jesus teachings in the context of the beginning of a cosmic state of exception when, in accordance with traits of the Second Temple ideology, the final battle between God and his enemy is going to start.
In such a context the Law reincarnate itself into the figure/body of the Sovereign, the Lord, instead of being excarnated as it has been in the Book. Thus the Lord as a nomos empsuchos (a living law) can suspend and renew the law, and the same substance of the law changes ...
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Michael Mack on Benjamin

An article reviewing Walter Benjamin's Notion of Law from a quite independent standpoint of appraisal
Abstract  In this article I give the first detailed reading of Benjamin's Zur Kritik der Gewalt as well as his Kapitalismus als Religion in its relation to Kant's notion of Recht. I shall give the first analysis of Kant's reversal of St. Paul's spirit-letter opposition. It is by means of such a reversal that Kant sets out to redefine both religion and law in a radically anti-Judaic manner. If Benjamin rejects law in Zur Kritik der Gewalt he does not criticise Jewish law, rather he attempts to undermine the ethical validity of KantianRecht. Yet Benjamin employs Kant's transcendental method. Benjamin's ambiguous relation to Kant becomes understandable through his 1934 Kafka essays. The rejection of Recht in Zur Kritik der Gewalt conceals a melancholic farewell to rabbinical Jewish law as voiced in the 1934 Kafka essays. Thus, the Kafka essays are read as Zur Kritik der Gewalt's missing link.

Rethinking Schmitt, Benjamin and Law's Foundation

La radice dei Concetti. Il fondamento della legge in Walter Benjamin e Carl Schmit

Autori o Curatori: Carmelo Lombardo
Anno di pubblicazione: 2006  Fascicolo: 80
N. pagine: 24  Dimensione del file: 313 Kb.

venerdì 23 ottobre 2009

Law's complexities

For an intriguing and inspiring comprehension of Western Legal Thought, E. Engle, Ontology, Epistemology, Axiology: a Basis for a Comprehensive Theory of Law , available at SSRN

Investigating the possible ground of Legal Ontology

A. Amatrudo, A Suggested Basis for Legal Ontology , available at SSRN

Law's Ontology

A deep inquiry on Law's Ontology
P. Amselek and N. MacCormick (ed.), Controversies about Law's Ontology , Edinburgh University Press, 1991.
For an overview of the contents click here

Reformulating Legal Ontologies

A very brilliant assessment on this topic: G. Wilson, Refactoring the Law: Reformulating Legal Ontologies