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Legal Argumentation and Evidence


Save 1% on the Legal Argumentation and Evidence by Brand: Penn State Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A leading expert in informal logic, Douglas Walton turns his attention in this new book to how reasoning operates in trials and other legal contexts,


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A leading expert in informal logic, Douglas Walton turns his attention in this new book to how reasoning operates in trials and other legal contexts, with special emphasis on the law of evidence. The new model he develops, drawing on methods of argumentation theory that are gaining wide acceptance in computing fields like artificial intelligence, can be used to identify, analyze, and evaluate specific types of legal argument. In contrast with approaches that rely on deductive and inductive logic and rule out many common types of argument as fallacious, Walton’s aim is to provide a more expansive view of what can be considered "reasonable" in legal argument when it is construed as a dynamic, rule-governed, and goal-directed conversation. This dialogical model gives new meaning to the key notions of relevance and probative weight, with the latter analyzed in terms of pragmatic criteria for what constitutes plausible evidence rather than truth.

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Manufacturer:Penn State University Press
Brand:Brand: Penn State Press
Publisher:Penn State University Press
Studio:Penn State University Press
EAN:9780271058351
Item Weight:1.28 pounds
Item Size:1.09 x 9 x 9 inches
Package Weight:1.48 pounds
Package Size:6 x 0.99 x 0.99 inches

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