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Fundamentals of Legal Argumentation : A Survey of Theories on the Justification of Judicial Decisions - Eveline T. Feteris

Fundamentals of Legal Argumentation

A Survey of Theories on the Justification of Judicial Decisions


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This book is an updated and revised edition of Fundamentals of Legal Argumentation published in 1999. It discusses new developments that have taken place in the past 15 years in research of legal argumentation, legal justification and legal interpretation, as well as the implications of these new developments for the theory of legal argumentation. Almost every chapter has been revised and updated, and the chapters include discussions of recent studies, major additions on topical issues, new perspectives, and new developments in several theoretical areas. Examples of these additions are discussions of recent developments in such areas as Habermas' theory, MacCormick's theory, Alexy's theory, Artificial Intelligence and law, and the pragma-dialectical theory of legal argumentation. Furthermore it provides an extensive and systematic overview of approaches and studies of legal argumentation in the context of legal justification in various legal systems and countries that have been important for the development of research of legal argumentation.

The book contains a discussion of influential theories that conceive the law and legal justification as argumentative activity. From different disciplinary and theoretical angles it addresses such topics as the institutional characteristics of the law and the relation between general standards for moral discussions and legal standards such as the Rule of Law. It discusses patterns of legal justification in the context of different types of problems in the application of the law and it describes rules for rational legal discussions.

The combination of the sound basis of the first edition and the discussions of new developments make this new edition an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the various theoretical influences which have informed the study of legal argumentation. It discusses salient backgrounds to this field as well as major approaches and trends in the contemporary research. It surveys the relevant theoretical factors both from various continental law traditions and common law countries.

Preface.- Introduction.- Chapter 1 Legal Argumentation and Legal Interpretation.- Chapter 2 The Logical Approach.- Chapter 3 Toulmin's Argumentation Model.- Chapter 4 Perelman's New Rhetoric.- Chapter 5 Habermas' S Discourse Theory and the Rationality of Legal Discourse.- Chapter 6 Maccormick's Theory of the Justification of Legal.- Chapter 7 Alexy's Procedural Theory of Legal Discourse.- Chapter 8 Aarnio's Theory of the Justification of Legal.- Chapter 9 Peczenik's Theory of Legal Transformations and Legal Justification.- Chapter 10 The Pragma-Dialectical Approach Of Legal Argumentation.- Chapter 11 A Survey Of Approaches And Studies Of Legal Argumentation In The Context Of Legal Justification In Different Legal Systems And Countries.- Chapter 12 Epilogue: Main Trends and Developments in Research of Legal Argumentation.- Subject Index.

ISBN: 9789402411270
ISBN-10: 9402411275
Series: Argumentation Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 361
Published: 17th July 2017
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 6.92
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised