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Narrative Reasoning and Analogy: The Untold Story


Christy H. DeSanctis


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September 24, 2012

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 9 (2012)

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This article examines the relationship between narrative reasoning, or storytelling, and analogical reasoning. It advances similar goals of contributors to the Applied Legal Storytelling community, but it does so in a different way. Rather than argue for greater respect for storytelling and recognition of its persuasive prowess, it suggests that efforts to elevate storytelling may be further reinforcing a dichotomy that itself is fundamentally flawed. Such efforts to force this dichotomy simultaneously miss an opportunity to champion narrative reasoning from precisely the opposite direction: by exploring just how many, if not most, forms of reasoning actually depend on narrative.

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Date posted: September 24, 2012  

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DeSanctis, Christy H., Narrative Reasoning and Analogy: The Untold Story (September 24, 2012). Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 9 (2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2151590

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