Syllogism and defeasibilty : a comment on Neil MacCormick’s rhetoric and the rule of law
Title: Syllogism and defeasibilty : a comment on Neil MacCormick’s rhetoric and the rule of law
Author: SARTOR, Giovanni
Citation: Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 2008, No. 59, No. 1, pp. 21-32
This paper provides a review of Rhetoric and the Rule of Law, by Neil MacCormick, focussing on the role of logic in legal reasoning. In particular it considers the connection between syllogism, formal methods and rhetoric, and it distinguishes various aspects of legal defeasibility.
(Published version of EUI LAW WP 2006/23.)
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