The Notion of an Ideal Audience in Legal Argument

The Notion of an Ideal Audience in Legal Argument

by George Christie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048154456
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Series: Law and Philosophy Library , #45
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Notion of an Ideal Audience as an Analytical Tool. 3. What Are the Constraints that Can Be Imposed on Arguments Addressed to an Ideal Audience? 4. Some Universal Features of Ideal Audiences in Legal Contexts. 5. Different Conceptions of the Ideal Audience - A First Look. 6. Accounting for Differences in Perceptions of the Ideal Audience - Some Preliminary Observations. 7. Choosing Between Competing Visions of the Good - the Case of Necessity. 8. The Conflict Between the General and the Particular - Some Legal Background. 9. The Conflict Between the General and the Particular - Theoretical Perspectives. 10. Ambivalent Attitudes with Regard to Discretion. 11. Toleration of Diverse and Even Inconsistent Outcomes. 12. Conclusion. Cases Cited. Bibliography. Index.

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