Defeasibility in Legal Reasoning
European University Institute Law Department
March 1, 2009
ESSAYS IN LEGAL DEFEASIBILITY, J. Ferrer, ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, Forthcoming
EUI Law Working Paper No. 2009/02
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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Date posted: March 25, 2009 ; Last revised: December 24, 2013