Session 1.1.1

Introduction: Perceptions of cooperation and clash of logic and law – opening thoughts about the utilities of logic for law (Scott Brewer)

Themes Covered in this session:

  1. Introduction to the method of studying law and logic in the course: The Logocratic Method

Assigned readings

Optional readings:

  • Grice, Logic and Conversation
  • Holmes, O.W. The Path of the law link
  • Sainsbury, M. (2001). Logical Forms: An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell, Oxford. Ch 1
  • Pollock, J.L. Logic: An Introduction to the Formal Study of Reasoning
  • Brewer, S. Traversing Holmes’s Path Toward a Jurisprudence of Logical Form (link)
  • Alchourron, C. E. (1996). On law and logic
  • Fallacies (link)
  • Logic in Action (website)
  • Logic in Action (PDF file, including answers to the exercises)

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