Legal Argumentation Theory: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

  • Christian Dahlman
  • Eveline Feteris

Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 102)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christian Dahlman, David Reidhav, Lena Wahlberg
    Pages 57-70
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 225-233

About this book


This book offers its readers an overview of recent developments in the theory of legal argumentation written by representatives from various disciplines, including argumentation theory, philosophy of law, logic and artificial intelligence. It presents an overview of contributions representative of different academic and legal cultures, and different continents and countries. The book contains contributions on strategic maneuvering, argumentum ad absurdum, argumentum ad hominem, consequentialist argumentation, weighing and balancing, the relation between legal argumentation and truth, the distinction between the context of discovery and context of justification, and the role of constitutive and regulative rules in legal argumentation. It is based on a selection of papers that were presented in the special workshop on Legal Argumentation organized at the 25th IVR World Congress for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy held 15-20 August 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany.


(Ir)rationality of Judicial Decision-Making Advocacy in Legal Argumentation Argumentation ad Absurdum Coherence in Legal Argumentation Fallacies in Arguments Kelsen Discovery and Justification Legal Argumentation Legal Argumentation and the Rule of Law Legal Interpretation and Argumentation Legal Methodology and Argumentaion Legal Philosophy and Argumentation Legal Rationality and Argumentation Pluralism, Proportionality and Process Pragma-Dialectical Perspective Rational Justification Reasoning by Consequences Strategic Maneuvering with Argumentation

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Dahlman
    • 1
  • Eveline Feteris
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculty of LawLund UniversityLundSweden
  2. 2.AmsterdamNetherlands

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