Some Remarks on Performatives in the Law

TitleSome Remarks on Performatives in the Law
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
Authors\AA{}qvist, L
JournalArtificial Intelligence and Law

This paper contains an analysis of performatives with special attention to performatives in the law. It deals with the possibility to recognise performativity by means of a grammatical-syntactic criterion, the self-verifying and norm-promulgating character of legal performatives, an analysis of the effects of performatives by means of causal logic, the different forms of performativity and a theory of promise-performatives.