Logic, Probability, and Presumptions in Legal Reasoning

Logic, Probability, and Presumptions in Legal Reasoning

ISBN-10:
0815326556
ISBN-13:
9780815326557
Pub. Date:
01/28/1998
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Logic, Probability, and Presumptions in Legal Reasoning

At least since plato and Aristotle, thinkers have pondered the relationship between philosophical arguments and the "sophistical" arguments offered by the Sophists — who were the first professional lawyers. Judges wield substantial political power, and the justifications they offer for their decisions are a vital means by which citizens can assess the legitimacy of how that power is exercised. However, to evaluate judicial justifications requires close attention to the method of reasoning behind decisions. This new collection illuminates and explains the political and moral importance in justifying the exercise of judicial power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815326557
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Series: Philosophy of Legal Reasoning: A Collection of Essays by Philosophers and Legal Scholars Series , #1
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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