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  1. Fictions in legal reasoning.Manish Oza - 2022 - Dialogue 61 (3):451-463.
    A legal fiction is a knowingly false assumption that is given effect in a legal proceeding and that participants are not permitted to disprove. I offer a semantic pretence theory that shows how fiction-involving legal reasoning works.
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  2. The Irish Public Discourse on Covid-19 at the Intersection of Legislation, Fake News and Judicial Argumentation.Davide Mazzi - 2022 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 35 (3):1233-1252.
    This paper aims to perform a multi-level analysis of the Irish public discourse on Covid-19. Despite widespread agreement that Ireland’s response was rapid and effective, the country’s journey through the pandemic has been no easy ride. In order to contain the virus, the Government’s emergency legislation imposed draconian measures including the detention and isolation of people deemed to be even “a potential source of infection” and a significant extension of An Garda Síochána’s power of arrest. In April 2020, journalists John (...)
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  3. On Universal Relevance in Legal Reasoning.Barbara Levenbook - 1984 - Law and Philosophy 3:1-23.
    The purpose of this essay is to defend a claim that a certain consideration, which I call unworkability, is universally and necessarily relevant to legal reasoning. By that I mean that it is a consideration that must carry legal weight in the justification of some judicial decisions in every legal system in which (1) all disputed matters of law can be adjudicated, and (2) all judicial decisions are to be legally justified. Unworkability's necessary relevance has important implications for a theory (...)
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  4. New Essays on the Nature of Legal Reasoning.James Penner & Mark McBride (eds.) - 2022 - Hart Publishing.
    This is the first book to bring together distinguished jurisprudential theorists, as well as up-and-coming scholars, to critically assess the nature of legal reasoning. The volume is divided into 3 parts: The first part, General Jurisprudence and Legal Reasoning, addresses issues at the intersection of general jurisprudence - those pertaining to the nature of law itself - and legal reasoning. The second part, Rules and Reasons, addresses two concepts central to two prominent types of theory of legal reasoning. The essays (...)
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  5. Legislation as Legal Interpretation: The Role of Legal Expertise and Political Representation.Attila Mráz - 2022 - In Francesco Ferraro & Silvia Zorzetto (eds.), Exploring the Province of Legislation: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives in Legisprudence. Dordrecht: pp. 33-56.
    While some descriptive and normative theories of legislation account for an extensive role of legal interpretation in legislation, others see its legislative role as marginal. Yet in contemporary constitutional democracies, where legislation is limited and guided by constitutional norms, as well as international and supranational law, legal interpretation must play some role in legislation—even if all or most of legislative activity may not be adequately described and evaluated as legal interpretation. In this chapter, I aim to explore some implications of (...)
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  6. On universal relevance in legal reasoning.BarbaraBaum Levenbook - 1984 - Law and Philosophy 3 (1):1 - 23.
    The purpose of this essay is to defend a claim that a certain consideration, which I call unworkability, is universally and necessarily relevant to legal reasoning. By that I mean that it is a consideration that must carry legal weight in the justification of some judicial decisions in every legal system in which (1) all disputed matters of law can be adjudicated, and (2) all judicial decisions are to be legally justified. Unworkability's necessary relevance has important implications for a theory (...)
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  7. Legal Reasoning and Legal Theory Revisited.Fernando Atria - 1999 - Law and Philosophy 18 (5):537-577.
    This article deals with the relation between a theory of law and a theory of legal reasoning. Starting from a close reading of Chapter VII of H. L. A. Hart's The Concept of Law, it claims that a theory of law like Hart's requires a particular theory of legal reasoning, or at least a theory of legal reasoning with some particular characteristics. It then goes on to say that any theory of legal reasoning that satisfies those requirements is highly implausible, (...)
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  8. Emotional legal arguments and a broken leg.Damasceno-Morais Rubens - unknown
    We intend to examine ways that emotions may be intertwined within argumentative legal discourses. From the transcript of a brief trial in a Court of Appeal in Brazil we have the opportunity to observe how the emotional and rational reasoning live together in a deliberation among magistrates. “The leg broken case” allow us to examine how judges define the value of compensation to be paid in cases of moral damage. We show that not only technical arguments are the compounds of (...)
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  9. Law and Exclusionary Reasons.Larry Alexander - 1990 - Philosophical Topics 18 (1):5-22.
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  10. Moral and Legal Reasoning.L. Jonathan Cohen & Samuel Stoljar - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (1):141.
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  11. Persuasive Authority in the Law.Grant Lamond - 2010 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 17 (1):16-35.
    This article discusses the nature of persuasive authorities in the common law, and argues that many of them are best understood in terms of their (being regarded) as having theoretical rather than practical authorities for the courts that cite them. The contrast between theoretical and practical authority is examined at length in order to support the view that the treatment of many persuasive authorities by courts is more consistent with this view. Finally, it is argued that if persuasive authorities are (...)
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  12. A Theory of Legal Argumentation: The Theory of Rational Discourse as Theory of Legal Justification.Ruth Adler (ed.) - 1989 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Robert Alexy develops his influential theory of legal reasoning exploring the nature of legal argumentation and its relation to practical reasoning. In doing so he sheds light on fundamental questions of law and rationality, which are as crucial to practising lawyers and law students as they are to scholars of legal theory.
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  13. Legal Reasoning and Legal Theory.Neil MacCormick - 1978 - New York: Clarendon Press.
    What makes an argument in a law case good or bad? This book examines this and other questions central to the study of jurisprudence. Care has been taken to make the legal elements of the book readily accessible to non-lawyers, and the philosophical elements to non-philosophers.
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  14. The Judicial Community.Christopher Kutz - 2001 - Philosophical Issues 11 (1):442-469.
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  15. Demystifying Legal Reasoning.Larry Alexander & Emily Sherwin (eds.) - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    Demystifying Legal Reasoning defends the proposition that there are no special forms of reasoning peculiar to law. Legal decision makers engage in the same modes of reasoning that all actors use in deciding what to do: open-ended moral reasoning, empirical reasoning, and deduction from authoritative rules. This book addresses common law reasoning when prior judicial decisions determine the law, and interpretation of texts. In both areas, the popular view that legal decision makers practise special forms of reasoning is false.
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  16. Constraint and Freedom in the Common Law.John Horty - 2015 - Philosophers' Imprint 15:1-27.
    This paper contributes to our formal understanding of the common law — especially the nature of the reasoning involved, but also its point, or justification, in terms of social coordination. I present two apparently distinct models of constraint by precedent in the common law, establish their equivalence, and argue for a perspective according to which courts are best thought of, not as creating and modifying rules, but as generating a social priority ordering on reasons through a procedure that is piecemeal, (...)
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  17. Reconstructing the weight of legal arguments.H. José Plug - unknown
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  18. Past and Present Interactions in Legal Reasoning and Logic.Matthias Armgardt, Patrice Canivez & Sandrine Chassagnard-Pinet (eds.) - 2015 - Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
    This volume explores the relation between legal reasoning and logic from both a historical and a systematic perspective. The topics addressed include, among others, conditional legal acts, disjunctions in legal acts, presumptions and conjectures, conflicts of values, Jørgensen´s Dilemma, the Rhetor´s Dilemma, the theory of legal fictions and the categorization of contracts. The unifying problematic of these contributions concerns the conditional structures and, more particularly, the relationship between legal theory and legal reasoning in the context of conditions.
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  19. Legal Reasoning as Fact Finding? A Contribution to the Analysis of Criminal Adjudication.Federico Picinali - 2014 - Jurisprudence 5 (2):299-327.
    This paper attempts to shed light on the dynamics of criminal adjudication. It starts by exploring some significant—and often ignored—similarities and dissimilarities between the practices and disciplines of, respectively, legal reasoning and fact finding. It then discusses the problem of defining the nature of these processes—legal reasoning, in particular—in terms of their being instances of practical or theoretical reasoning. Thus understood, the problem is shown to be distinct from two traditional questions of jurisprudence, namely whether law consists of facts and, (...)
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  20. The Nature of the Common Law.Melvin Aron Eisenberg (ed.) - 1988 - Harvard University Press.
    Studies the principles which govern decision making under common law.
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  21. On Law and Legal Reasoning.Fernando Atria & Fernando Atria Lemaître - 2002 - Bloomsbury Publishing.
    This book is about legal theory and legal reasoning. In particular,it seeks to examine the relations that obtain between law and a theory of law and legal reasoning and a theory of legal reasoning. Two features of law and legal reasoning are treated as being of particular importance in this regard: law is institutional, and legal reasoning is formal. These two features are so closely connected that it is reasonable to believe that in fact they are simply two ways of (...)
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  22. Focusing the Law What Legal Interpretation is Not.Martin Stone - 1994 - Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
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  23. Introduction to Legal Reasoning.John Swan - 1979 - University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
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  24. Principles, Rules, and Cases: The Logic of Judicial Decisions.Bruce Lee Miller - 1970 - Dissertation, Case Western Reserve University
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  25. Toward a Theory of Legal Justification.Richard Alan Wasserstrom - 1960 - Dissertation, University of Michigan
  26. Aspects modernes du raisonnement jurisprudentiel.J. Belin-Milleron - 1971 - Logique Et Analyse 14 (53):3.
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  27. Criteria of Adequacy for Judicial Reasoning.W. T. Blackstone - 1971 - Logique Et Analyse 14 (53):233.
  28. Judicial Reasoning and Theoretical Reasoning.A. de Cervera - 1971 - Logique Et Analyse 14 (53):471.
  29. Legal Reasoning in History.L. Tarnoi De Tharno - 1971 - Logique Et Analyse 14 (53):209.
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  30. La logique juridique à la lumière du rapport entre lalogique et les autres sciences.P. Cosmovici - 1971 - Logique Et Analyse 14 (53):459.
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  31. La justification en droit.G. Bellussi - 1971 - Logique Et Analyse 14 (53):229.
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  32. Principles and Politics in the Justification of Legal Decisions.J. F. Doyle - 1971 - Logique Et Analyse 14 (53):257.
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  33. On Locating Values in Judicial Inference.A. Edel - 1971 - Logique Et Analyse 14 (53):31.
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  34. Martin Golding, Legal Reasoning. [REVIEW]Jerome Bickenbach - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6:62-64.
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  35. "Discovery" in Legal Decision Making.Bruce Anderson - 1998 - Law and Philosophy 17 (2):177-192.
  36. Current Views on Legal Reasoning.Bruce Anderson - 1997 - Method 15 (2):151-168.
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  37. The Semantics of Legal Reasoning.Claude Henry Prevots - 1961 - Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
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  38. JENSEN, O. C. -The Nature of Legal Argument. [REVIEW]A. M. Honoré - 1958 - Mind 67:561.
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  39. Changing legal systems: legal abrogations and annulments in Defeasible Logic.Guido Governatori & Antonino Rotolo - 2010 - Logic Journal of the IGPL 18 (1):157-194.
    In this paper we investigate how to represent and reason about legal abrogations and annulments in Defeasible Logic. We examine some options that embed in this setting, and in similar rule-based systems, ideas from belief and base revision. In both cases, our conclusion is negative, which suggests to adopt a different logical model. This model expresses temporal aspects of legal rules, and distinguishes between two main timelines, one internal to a given temporal version of the legal system, and another relative (...)
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  40. Il Petrarchismo Giuridico: Filosofia E Logica Del Diritto Agli Inizi Dell'umanesimo.Maurizio Manzin - 1994 - Padova: CEDAM.
  41. Form and Substance in Anglo-American Law a Comparative Study of Legal Reasoning, Legal Theory, and Legal Institutions.P. S. Atiyah & Robert S. Summers - 1987
  42. The Foundations of Legal Reasoning.Geoffrey Samuel - 1994 - Maklu.
  43. Legal Reasoning.Martin Philip Golding - 1983 - Alfred a Knopf.
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  44. An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning.Steven J. Burton - 1995 - Aspen Publishers.
    Steven Burton's AN INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL REASONING, Second Edition continues to be an ideal learning tool for first-year law students in a variety of introductory courses including orientation programs, legal reasoning, lawyering skills, or first-year substantive courses. Written specifically for beginning law students, this concise paperback helps students gain an understanding of law and legal reasoning by emphasizing how they can use cases, rules, precedent, holding, and other elementary legal concepts to solve legal problems. Especially easy to use, (...)
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  45. The Nature of the Judicial Process.Benjamin N. Cardozo (ed.) - 1921 - Yale Univ. Pr.
    Featuring a new, explanatory Foreword by Justice Cardozo's premier biographer, this renowned and much-used analysis of the process of judicial decision-making includes embedded page numbers from the original 1921 edition for continuity of citations and syllabi.
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  46. The Logic of Time in Law and Legal Expert Systems.Daniel Poulin Ejan Mackaay - 1990 - Ratio Juris 3 (2):254-271.
    . Research on an expert system regarding unemployment insurance law has pointed to the difficulties of explicitly representing temporal relations. The question has been addressed in the artificial intelligence literature with respect to planning systems and linguistic analysis. The approaches adopted do not appear to be directly transposable to legal discourse. The problem seems so far to have escaped notice amongst researchers attempting to develop legal expert systems. The paper explores in a preliminary way how lawyers use temporal concepts. It (...)
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  47. An Introduction to Legal Reasoning. [REVIEW]E. N. G. - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (5):167-168.
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  48. Pluralismo argomentativo. Sull’argomentazione dell’interpretazione.Mauro Barberis - 2006 - Etica E Politica 8 (1):1-21.
    The name of the theory of legal argumentation this paper subscribes could be argumentative pluralism - an application of value pluralism to legal argumentation. Legal reasons and arguments, as well as ethical values, are plural and conflicting - their conflicts too cannot be resolved by any general lexical order. The first section of the paper provides a definition of legal argumentation and some theses on its structure and methodology; the second one analyses ten legal arguments; the third one provides three (...)
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  49. Some introductory remarks on legal interpretation and legal reasoning. A philosophical approach.Aldo Schiavello - 2006 - Etica E Politica 8 (1):1-11.
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  50. Gardner on Legal Reasoning.Fábio P. Shecaira - 2014 - Law and Philosophy 33 (6):747-772.
    In Chapters 2, 3 and 7 of his new book, Law as a Leap of Faith, John Gardner provides the elements of an account of legal reasoning. It is on the basis of this account that Gardner defends or supports some of the most important theses of his book, viz. theses pertaining to how law can be made, to the relation between law and morality, and to the legitimacy of judicial law-making. A central element of Gardner’s account is a distinction (...)
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