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


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

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dc.contributor.author Dudek, Michał [SAP14006177] pl
dc.contributor.editor Araszkiewicz, Michał [SAP13016594] pl
dc.contributor.editor Banaś, Paweł [USOS62553] pl
dc.contributor.editor Gizbert-Studnicki, Tomasz [SAP11005376] pl
dc.contributor.editor Płeszka, Krzysztof [SAP11008730] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-12T13:57:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-12T13:57:40Z
dc.date.issued 2015 pl
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-09374-1 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/3061
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny *
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dc.title Why are words not enough? Or a few remarks on traffic signs pl
dc.type BookSection pl
dc.pubinfo Cham pl
dc.pubinfo Heidelberg pl
dc.pubinfo New York pl
dc.pubinfo Dordrecht pl
dc.pubinfo London : Springer pl
dc.description.physical 363-372 pl
dc.abstract.en 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. pl
dc.subject.en interpretation of law pl
dc.subject.en traffic signs pl
dc.subject.en visual communication pl
dc.description.series Law and Philosophy Library, ISSN 1572-4395, eISSN 2215-0315; 111 pl
dc.description.points 5 pl
dc.description.publication 0,76 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-09375-8_27 pl
dc.identifier.eisbn 978-3-319-09375-8 pl
dc.title.container Problems of normativity, rules and rule-following pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.participation Dudek, Michał: 100%; pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Prawa i Administracji : Katedra Socjologii Prawa pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original bez licencji pl

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