Notes to Law and Language

1. This point is actually more complicated than I have said, because a written constitution may itself be created by the linguistic act of a legislature that already has legal power in the system. But the complication does not matter.

2. Assuming that the tire is well manufactured—a more complete statement of the first premise that the argument requires would be made by describing the condition of a tire that is not bald.

3. Semantic questions being, in Stavropoulos' usage, questions of the content of concepts, and concepts being ‘abstract entities, designated by concept-words’ (Stavropoulos 1996, 1).

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