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New Developments in Legal Reasoning and Logic

From Ancient Law to Modern Legal Systems

  • Combines historical and systematical perspectives on legal reasoning, including the Arabic and Talmudic tradition of jurisprudence

  • Focuses on the recent interaction between artificial intelligence and law

  • Highlights renewed interest in deontic logic and logic of norms

Part of the book series: Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning (LARI, volume 23)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Contemporary Law

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127
    2. Rethinking Interpretative Arguments

      • Hális Alves do Nascimento França
      Pages 129-148
    3. A Logic for the Interpretation of Private International Law

      • Alessandra Malerba, Antonino Rotolo, Guido Governatori
      Pages 149-169
    4. A Formal Model for Analogies in Civil Law Reasoning

      • Matthias Armgardt
      Pages 171-183
    5. Approaching an Analysis of Reasoning by Analogy

      • Hans Christian NordtveitKvernenes
      Pages 185-215
    6. Elements for a Dialogical Approach on Parallel Reasoning. A Case Study of Spanish Civil Law

      • Maria Dolors Martínez-Cazalla, Tania Menéndez-Martín, Shahid Rahman, Hans Christian Nordtveit Kvernenes
      Pages 217-254
  3. Deontic Logic, Legal Reasoning, Normativity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 299-299
    2. Common Law Precedent and the Logic of Reasons

      • Federico L. G. Faroldi
      Pages 301-319
    3. Reasoning with Rules and Rights: Term-Modal Deontic Logic

      • Stef Frijters, Joke Meheus, Frederik Van De Putte
      Pages 321-352
    4. Dyadic Deontic Logic in HOL: Faithful Embedding and Meta-Theoretical Experiments

      • Christoph Benzmüller, Ali Farjami, Xavier Parent
      Pages 353-377

About this book

This book intends to unite studies in different fields related to the development of the relations between logic, law and legal reasoning. Combining historical and philosophical studies on legal reasoning in Civil and Common Law, and on the often neglected Arabic and Talmudic traditions of jurisprudence, this project unites these areas with recent technical developments in computer science.

This combination has resulted in renewed interest in deontic logic and logic of norms that stems from the interaction between artificial intelligence and law and their applications to these areas of logic. The book also aims to motivate and launch a more intense interaction between the historical and philosophical work of Arabic, Talmudic and European jurisprudence.

The publication discusses new insights in the interaction between logic and law, and more precisely the study of different answers to the question: what role does logic play in legal reasoning? Varying perspectives include that of foundational studies (such as logical principles and frameworks) to applications, and historical perspectives.

Keywords

  • Analogical Reasoning in Law
  • Deontic Logic and Law
  • Non-monotonic Reasoning and Law
  • Defeasible Reasoning and Law
  • Argumentation Theory within Legal Contexts
  • Epistemic Logics and Law
  • Jørgensen´s Dilemma
  • Hypothetical Reasoning and Law
  • Proof-theory and Legal Reasoning
  • Reliability, Epistemic Logics and Legal Reasoning
  • Probability and Legal Reasoning
  • Arabic and Talmudic tradition of jurisprudence
  • deontic logic and logic of norms
  • Islamic Juridical Dialectic
  • Abū Isāq al-Shīrāzī’s System
  • Co-Relational Inferences by Indication
  • Abductive Inference in Legal Reasoning
  • Res Ipsa Loquitur
  • Ibn Hazm on Heteronomous Imperatives
  • Hume, Logical Induction, and Legal Reasoning

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, Université de Lille, Lille, France

    Shahid Rahman, Hans Christian Nordtveit Kvernenes

  • Department of Law, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Matthias Armgardt

About the editors

Shahid Rahman is full-professor (classe exceptionnelle) of logic and epistemology at the Université de Lille-Nord-pas-de-Calais, Sciences Humaines et Sociales. He is also researcher at the UMR-CNRS 8163 : STL. 

Prof. Rahman works span both philosophy of logic and its history, including a dialogical perspective on Constructive Type Theory. In fact, he is the leading researcher in the field of the dialogical approach to logic to which he contributed with publications in, among other fields, non-classical logics, legal reasoning, Arabic Logic and Jain Logic. Prof. Rahman is the main editing director of two collections of books in Springer, namely, Logic, Epistemology and the Unity of Science (more than 40 volumes edited so far) ; and Logic, Argumentation and Reasoning, Perspectives from the Social Sciences and the Humanities. He is also main editor director of three other collections in College Publications, London, King’s College : Cahiers de Logique et Epistémologie, DialoguesCuadernos de Lógica, Epistemología y Lenguaje. His most recent books include N. Clerbout/S. Rahman: Linking Game-Theoretical Approaches with Constructive Type Theory. Dialogical Strategies, CTT Demonstrations and the Axiom of Choice, Dordrecht, Springer, 2015; and S. Rahman/Z. McConaughey/A. Klev/N.Clerbout: Immanent Reasoning or Equality in Action, Dordrecht: Springer, 2018, in print.

Matthias Armgardt is full professor at the university of Hamburg. He holds the Chair of Global Legal History and Private Law at the faculty of law. His research areas include Legal Logic, Leibniz's Legal Philosophy, Ancient Law and Private Law. 

Hans Christian Nordtveit Kvernenes is currently a PhD student in philosophy at Savoirs, Textes et Langage, Université de Lille 3. His project is relating logic to analogical reasoning in European law, 'A Dialogical Framework for Analogy in Legal Reasoning - The Ratio Legis and Precedent Case Models'. 

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Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)