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Melton, Lawrence Caldwell (1972) The logic of customary law, with reference to selected African societies. MPhil thesis. SOAS University of London. DOI:

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This thesis is an attempt to explain the facility with which ratiocination in customary law courts leads to decisions of great import. Or, to put it as a question: how do African judges reach decisions as grave and far reaching as those of their Western counterparts without equivalent court paraphenalia? The answer to this is an examination of how African judges think, and makes especial reference to the semantic philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and its relation to traditional concepts of language and social structure.

Item Type: Theses (MPhil)
SOAS Departments & Centres: SOAS Research Theses > Proquest
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Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 15:02

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