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Fundamentals of legal argumentation : a survey of theories on the justification of judicial decisions

Feteris, E. T., author

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  • Creator Eveline T. Feteris
  • Format Books
  • Publication Second edition. Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Springer, [2017] ©2017
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  • Physical Details
    • xvii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9789402411270, 9402411275
  • OCLC on1002109515


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Legal argumentation and legal interpretation -- The logical approach of legal argumentation -- Toulmin's argumentation model -- Perelman's new rhetoric -- Habermas's discourse theory and the rationality of legal discourse -- MacCormick's theory of the justification of legal decisions -- Alexy's procedural theory of legal argumentation -- Aarnio's theory of the justification of legal interpretations -- Peczenik's theory of legal transformations and legal justification -- The pragma-dialectical approach of legal argumentation -- A survey of approaches and studies of legal argumentation in the context of legal justification in different legal systems and countries -- Epilogue : main trends in research of legal argumentation