Reasoning and the Law: The Elements / Edition 1

Reasoning and the Law: The Elements / Edition 1

by Elias Savellos, Richard F. Galvin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534538959

ISBN-13: 9780534538958

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Wadsworth

This text focuses on providing undergraduates the information they need to develop a command of logical-analytical techniques. From beginning to end, the text applies the tools of logic to actual cases; all examples and applications are from the legal context. Compact but rich in content, the text provides tips and warnings, a variety of aids, and appendices

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This text focuses on providing undergraduates the information they need to develop a command of logical-analytical techniques. From beginning to end, the text applies the tools of logic to actual cases; all examples and applications are from the legal context. Compact but rich in content, the text provides tips and warnings, a variety of aids, and appendices covering an overview of the legal environmental and a guide to writing argumentative papers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534538958
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: ELEMENTS OF REASONING. 1. Statements. Words. Meaning and Definition. Sentences, Language Uses, and Truth. 2. Arguments. The Nature of Arguing. Arguments in Logic and Arguments in Ordinary Discourse. Kinds of Argument: Deductive v. Inductive Reasoning. Deductive Reasoning and Methods of Appraising Validity. Inductive Reasoning and Methods of Appraising Strength. PART II: ELEMENTS OF LEGAL REASONING. 3. Reasoning and the Law. The Centrality of Reasoning in the Law. Deductive Reasoning and the Law. Inductive Reasoning and the Law. How Judges Reason. PART III: CASE ANALYSIS. 4. Guidelines for Analysing Cases. The Written Opinion. The Elements of a Written Opinion. 5. Analyzing Cases. Riggs v. Palmer. Analysis of Riggs v. Palmer. Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad. Analysis of Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad. Appendix I: Guidelines for Writing Argumentative Papers. Appendix II: Legal Fundamentals. For Further Reading.

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