Open and closed intermediaries in normative systems

Lars Lindahl, Jan Odelstad

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Legal terms such as "owner", "contract", "possession", "citizen" are "intermediaries" in the sense that they serve as vehicles of inference between statements of legal grounds, on one hand, and legal consequences, on the other. After introducing our approach to the representation of a normative system, we present a theory of "intervenients", seen as a tool for analysing intermediaries. The paper is especially concerned with the subject-matter of open and closed intervenients as well as the related issue of negations of intervenients. Also, we introduce the idea of so-called gic-systems, where "gic" is an abbreviation of "ground-intervenient-consequence".
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal Knowledge and Information Systems
EditorsT.M. van Engers
PublisherIOS Press
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventJurix 2006 - Paris
Duration: 2006 Dec 72006 Dec 9


ConferenceJurix 2006

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Law


  • open intervenients
  • legal concepts
  • intermediaries
  • gic-systems.
  • closed intervenients
  • intervenients
  • negations of intervenients
  • law
  • rättsvetenskap

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