[BLML] a new sort of claim
agot at ulb.ac.be
Thu May 20 13:50:58 CEST 2010
ton a écrit :
> As we have tried to explain before the laws are not a set of independent
> sentences, each of which can be isolated and understood on its own.
> Let us take the following case:
> In law X it says: Dummy can not claim
AG : I beg to diiffer. It says : dummy MAY not claim.
> And in law Y (Y>X) it says: any statement to the effect that a contestant
> will win a specific number of tricks is a claim.
> Now we need clever human beings to draw the conclusion that a dummy making
> such statement does not create a claim.
AG : and I draw the conclusion that dummy has made something he wasn't
allowed to make, which is very different from not having made it.
Since I'm conceited enough to imagine I'm clever, perhaps I'm not a
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