Defeasibility in Legal Reasoning

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SARTOR, Giovanni (2009)
  • Publisher: European University Institute
  • Subject: Legal reasoning | defeasibility

I shall first introduce the idea of reasoning, and of defeasible reasoning in particular. I shall then argue that cognitive agents need to engage in defeasible reasoning for coping with a complex and changing environment. Consequently, defeasibility is needed in practical reasoning, and in particular in legal reasoning
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