Approaches to Legal Rationality
Legal theory, political sciences, sociology, philosophy, logic, artificial intelligence: there are many approaches to legal argumentation. Each of them provides specific insights into highly complex phenomena. Different disciplines, but also different traditions in disciplines (e.g. analytical and continental traditions in philosophy) find here a rare occasion to meet. The present book contains contributions, both historical and thematic, from leading researchers in several of the most important approaches to legal rationality. One of the main issues is the relation between logic and law: the way logic is actually used in law, but also the way logic can make law explicit. An outstanding group of philosophers, logicians and jurists try to meet this issue. The book is more than a collection of papers. However different their respective conceptual tools may be, the authors share a common conception: legal argumentation is a specific argumentation context.
Our book is a unique collection of new papers written by leading specialists in several scientific areas (law, logic, philosophy, politics) who try to analyze from the inside the ways and means of legal reasoning.Our book includes papers from both the analytical and the continental philosophical perspectives.Our book provides a state of the art in both fields "logic and law" and "theory of legal reasoning".