Why are words not enough? Or a few remarks on traffic signs

2015
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5
dc.abstract.enIn this study two general theses are presented. In the first thesis—about integral character of traffic signs—it is proposed to stop treating traffic signs as only a subsidiary (illustrative) instruments—an alternatives to written linguistic utterances. It is shown that the construction of legal regulations of road traffic justifies the thesis that traffic signs are in fact an integral part of certain provisions and encoded norms, and not just a way of communicating them. This integral character and the fact that traffic signs as a means of visual-nonlinguistic communication have specific features which are extremely difficult to verbalize in an accurate, intelligible, and concise manner (e.g., angles, pictograms, or ideograms) or are even impossible to verbalize (colors) leads to second thesis—about inadequacy of concept of legal norm as a linguistic utterance in context of traffic signs. Concepts of interpretation of law which adopt a vision that legal norm (reconstructed from legal provisions—linguistic utterances of specific properties included in texts of legal acts) is an object of purely linguistic nature are inadequate, when one considers, for example, some of the provisions of Road Traffic Law, which refer to traffic signs. Their example clearly shows that in contemporary legal orders one can find legal norms, which cannot be accurately and intelligibly presented only with words. Thus, if the result of the interpretation of certain legal provisions must be made not only with words but also with broadly understood graphics, the cited concepts of interpretation of law cannot be actually realized in all of the instances. This makes them inadequate from the perspective of whole legal order.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Prawa i Administracji : Katedra Socjologii Prawapl
dc.contributor.authorDudek, Michał - 110152 pl
dc.contributor.editorAraszkiewicz, Michał - 134836 pl
dc.contributor.editorBanaś, Paweł - 115993 pl
dc.contributor.editorGizbert-Studnicki, Tomasz - 128065 pl
dc.contributor.editorPłeszka, Krzysztof - 131455 pl
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-12T13:57:40Z
dc.date.available2015-02-12T13:57:40Z
dc.date.issued2015pl
dc.description.physical363-372pl
dc.description.points5pl
dc.description.publication0,76pl
dc.description.seriesLaw and Philosophy Library
dc.description.seriesnumber111
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-09375-8_27pl
dc.identifier.eisbn978-3-319-09375-8pl
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-09374-1pl
dc.identifier.serieseissn2215-0315
dc.identifier.seriesissn1572-4395
dc.identifier.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/3061
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.participationDudek, Michał: 100%;pl
dc.pubinfoChampl
dc.pubinfoHeidelbergpl
dc.pubinfoNew Yorkpl
dc.pubinfoDordrechtpl
dc.pubinfoLondon : Springerpl
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dc.subject.eninterpretation of lawpl
dc.subject.entraffic signspl
dc.subject.envisual communicationpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleWhy are words not enough? Or a few remarks on traffic signspl
dc.title.containerProblems of normativity, rules and rule-followingpl
dc.typeBookSectionpl
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dc.abstract.enpl
In this study two general theses are presented. In the first thesis—about integral character of traffic signs—it is proposed to stop treating traffic signs as only a subsidiary (illustrative) instruments—an alternatives to written linguistic utterances. It is shown that the construction of legal regulations of road traffic justifies the thesis that traffic signs are in fact an integral part of certain provisions and encoded norms, and not just a way of communicating them. This integral character and the fact that traffic signs as a means of visual-nonlinguistic communication have specific features which are extremely difficult to verbalize in an accurate, intelligible, and concise manner (e.g., angles, pictograms, or ideograms) or are even impossible to verbalize (colors) leads to second thesis—about inadequacy of concept of legal norm as a linguistic utterance in context of traffic signs. Concepts of interpretation of law which adopt a vision that legal norm (reconstructed from legal provisions—linguistic utterances of specific properties included in texts of legal acts) is an object of purely linguistic nature are inadequate, when one considers, for example, some of the provisions of Road Traffic Law, which refer to traffic signs. Their example clearly shows that in contemporary legal orders one can find legal norms, which cannot be accurately and intelligibly presented only with words. Thus, if the result of the interpretation of certain legal provisions must be made not only with words but also with broadly understood graphics, the cited concepts of interpretation of law cannot be actually realized in all of the instances. This makes them inadequate from the perspective of whole legal order.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Prawa i Administracji : Katedra Socjologii Prawa
dc.contributor.authorpl
Dudek, Michał - 110152
dc.contributor.editorpl
Araszkiewicz, Michał - 134836
dc.contributor.editorpl
Banaś, Paweł - 115993
dc.contributor.editorpl
Gizbert-Studnicki, Tomasz - 128065
dc.contributor.editorpl
Płeszka, Krzysztof - 131455
dc.date.accessioned
2015-02-12T13:57:40Z
dc.date.available
2015-02-12T13:57:40Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2015
dc.description.physicalpl
363-372
dc.description.pointspl
5
dc.description.publicationpl
0,76
dc.description.series
Law and Philosophy Library
dc.description.seriesnumber
111
dc.identifier.doipl
10.1007/978-3-319-09375-8_27
dc.identifier.eisbnpl
978-3-319-09375-8
dc.identifier.isbnpl
978-3-319-09374-1
dc.identifier.serieseissn
2215-0315
dc.identifier.seriesissn
1572-4395
dc.identifier.uri
http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/3061
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.participationpl
Dudek, Michał: 100%;
dc.pubinfopl
Cham
dc.pubinfopl
Heidelberg
dc.pubinfopl
New York
dc.pubinfopl
Dordrecht
dc.pubinfopl
London : Springer
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Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny
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dc.subject.enpl
interpretation of law
dc.subject.enpl
traffic signs
dc.subject.enpl
visual communication
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Why are words not enough? Or a few remarks on traffic signs
dc.title.containerpl
Problems of normativity, rules and rule-following
dc.typepl
BookSection
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Publication

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