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Legal Thoughts Convert

Rethinking Legal Thinking


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Law book series (BRIEFSLAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers
    Pages 1-5
  3. Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers
    Pages 7-19
  4. Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers
    Pages 21-41
  5. Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers
    Pages 43-63
  6. Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers
    Pages 65-82

About this book


This book highlights how conversion via communication is one of the most important issues in legal thinking. A major aspect is its link with language – legal texts, judgments, opinions and legal concepts included. Further, conversion is connected to all social positions in law. But a jurist will not solely master specific social behaviors or become the manager of large-scale political fields of law as a legal scientist. A continuously changing integration opens up to his views on reality as it presents itself incessantly. Law and its functionaries are in a never-ending process of change in all domains of culture, which mark the 21st century. Conversions thus concern the riddle of wisdom and automatism, of individual privacy and social fixations, of philosophical considerations and converting flows. 


Legal thinking Conversion of meaning in law Analog and digital thinking in law Renewing jurisprudence Law's language embracing gravity Transformation in legal language Information, communication and connectivity in law Quantum technology in law Conversion in legal dogmas Translation as conversion in law

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Faculty of LawKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Jan M. Broekman (Em. Dean Law School, Em.Prof Law and Legal Theory, Em Prof Contemporary Philosophy, KULeuven,), studied at Leiden RU (Netherlands) and Göttingen (BRD) Social Sciences and Philosophy, published on Phenomenology, Structuralism, Dialogue Philosophy, Legal Philosophy/Theory, Legal Semiotics and the Law-Language Relationship (2019). He was Visiting Professor (apart from Europe) in Australia, S. Africa, Argentina, Chili, Columbia and various N. American Universities. He is now a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Pennsylvania University Law. He (co)authored more than thirty-five books and published over 350 scientific articles.

Prof. Dr. Frank Fleerackers (KU Leuven), Lic.Iuris, B.Phil., LL.M., Ph.D., studied law and philosophy at Leuven University (B), King's College (UK), MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA) and graduated from Harvard University (USA). Dr. Fleerackers is a full-time university Professor (Leuven) and former law school Dean (Brussels) with visiting positions held at major international universities including Harvard and MIT. He (co)authored more than twenty books, including seven monographs. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Legal Thoughts Convert
  • Book Subtitle Rethinking Legal Thinking
  • Authors Jan M. Broekman
    Frank Fleerackers
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Law
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Law
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-43516-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-43517-2
  • Series ISSN 2192-855X
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-8568
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 82
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theories of Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History
    Philosophy of Law
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