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Smrt autora jako cesta k porozumění teleologickému výkladu

Title in English "Death of the Author" as a means to understanding purposive interpretation


Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Časopis pro právní vědu a praxi
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Field Law sciences
Keywords Death of the Author; Barthes; purposive interpretation; authorial intent; intent of legislator; meaning of text
Description This paper focuses on the issue of interpretation of texts, in particular on the relationship between the per- sonality and intent of the author and his/her text. It ma- kes use of various literary theories, especially of the seminal piece of writing in this context: The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes. The paper follows his line of argumentation and subsequently addresses also related approaches. The findings are further discussed in relation to the interpretation of legal texts, in par- ticular the issue of purposive interpretation in law.
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