Session 01.1.2

Monday, 11 July, second morning session: 11h-12h30

Logic and argumentation (Henry Prakken, Giovanni Sartor)

Themes covered in this session:

  1. The structure of arguments
  2. Arguments and counterarguments: rebutting, undercutting and premise attack
  3. Deductive and defeasible arguments
  4. Dialectical status of arguments

slides

  • Logic and Argumentation, Henry Prakken and Giovanni Sartor (link)

Readings

  • Henry Prakken (2016), Logical aspects of legal argumentation (link) (to appear in H. Patrick Glenn and Lionel Smith, editors: Law and the New Logics. Cambridge University Press 2016).
  • Giovanni Sartor (2012), Defeasibility in legal reasoning (link)

Cases

  • Monge v. Beebe Rubber Co.(link)
  • Riggs v. Palmer (link)

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