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
Volume11
Abstract

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.