Session 04.2.2

Analogical reasoning: Part 2 (Scott Brewer)

Themes covered in this session:

  1. Analogical reasoning: an explanation of the basic invariant structure of reasoning by analogy, with exercises for representing analogical (and disanalogical) legal arguments

    Themes covered in this session (note: same as for Session 4.2.1):

    1. Analogical reasoning: an explanation of the basic invariant structure of reasoning by analogy, with exercises for representing analogical (and disanalogical) legal arguments
    2. Analogical argument in example-based, case-based and casuistic arguments

    projection: to be posted

    Readings (note: same as for session 4.2.1):

    • Brewer, Exemplary Reasoning: Semantics, Pragmatics, and the Rational Force of Reasoning by Analogy (1996)
    • Optional: Brewer, Indefeasible analogical argument (2018)
    • Monge v Beebe Rubber Company (N.H. Supreme Court 1974)
    • Howard v Dorr Woolen Co (N.H. Supreme Court 1980)
    • Cloutier v. A&P (N.H. Supreme Court 1981).pdf

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