Session 03.2.2

Modelling the law in predicate logic (Scott Brewer, and Giovanni Sartor)

Themes covered in this session:

  1. Criteria of adequacy for representing legal arguments: when does one need propositional logic, when does one need predicate logic?

slides by Bartosz Brozek (link)

Exercises Giovanni (link)

slides from scott brewer, predicate logic in law, part 1 (example from John dewey) (LINK)

slides from scott brewer, predicate logic in law, part 1 (example of hohfeld relations) (link)

Optional readings:

  • Quinn v. Leathem (case for Hohfeld analysis) (link)
  • Hohfeld, W., Some Fundamental Conceptions as Applied in Judicial Reasoning (1913) (link)
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