Human Law and Computer Law: Comparative Perspectives, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 940076314X
  • ISBN-13: 9789400763142
  • DDC: 343.0999
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 202 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The focus of this book is on the epistemological and hermeneutic implications of data science and artificial intelligence for democracy and the Rule of Law. How do the normative effects of automated decision systems or the interventions of robotic fellow 'beings' compare to the legal effect of written and unwritten law? To investigate these questions the book brings together two disciplinary perspectives rarely combined within the framework of one volume. One starts from the perspective of 'code and law' and the other develops from the domain of 'law and literature'. Integrating original analyses of relevant novels or films, the authors discuss how computational technologies challenge traditional forms of legal thought and affect the regulation of human behavior. Thus, pertinent questions are raised about the theoretical assumptions underlying both scientific and legal practice. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Prefatory Remarks on Human Law and Computer Law.
1: Law and Code.
2: Prefatory Remarks on Part I: Law and Code.
3: From Galatea 2.2 to Watson – And Back?.
4: What Robots Want: Autonomous Machines, Codes and New Frontiers of Legal Responsibility.
5: Abort, Retry, Fail: Scoping Techno-Regulation and Other Techno-Effects.
6: A Bump in the Road. Ruling Out Law from Technology.
7: Law and Literature.
8: Prefatory Remarks on Part II: Law and Literature.
9: Control, Alt, and/or Delete? Some Observations on New Technologies and the Human.
10: Law, Normativity, and the Writing. Oracle Night and Human Indeterminacy.
11: When a Robot Can Love – Blade Runner as a Cautionary Tale on Law and Technology.
About the Authors.