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Legal Reasoning / Edition 1
     

Legal Reasoning / Edition 1

by Martin P. Golding
 

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ISBN-10: 1551114224

ISBN-13: 9781551114224

Pub. Date: 03/02/2001

Publisher: Broadview Press

In a book that is a blend of text and readings, Martin P. Golding explores legal reasoning from a variety of angles—including that of judicial psychology. The primary focus, however, is on the ‘logic’ of judicial decision making. How do judges justify their decisions? What sort of arguments do they use? In what ways do they rely on legal precedent

Overview

In a book that is a blend of text and readings, Martin P. Golding explores legal reasoning from a variety of angles—including that of judicial psychology. The primary focus, however, is on the ‘logic’ of judicial decision making. How do judges justify their decisions? What sort of arguments do they use? In what ways do they rely on legal precedent? Golding includes a wide variety of cases, as well as a brief bibliographic essay (updated for this Broadview Encore Edition).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551114224
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
03/02/2001
Edition description:
ENCORE ED.
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
769,365
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Citations

I The Study of Legal Reasoning

  • Discovery and Justification in Science and Law
    Explanatory and Justifying Reasons
    Reasoned Decisions
    Materials

II Types of Legal Argument

  • Two Perspectives: An Interpretation
    Forms of Argument
    Argument By Analogy
    Kinds of Reasons
    Practical Reasoning
    Conflicting Decisions
    Materials

III Precedent and Analogy

  • Adherence to Precedent
    Argument by Analogy: Interpretations and revision
    Case Law Development
    Materials

Bibliographic essay. (Updated for the Broadview edition)

Index

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