ESSAYS IN LEGAL DEFEASIBILITY, J. Ferrer, ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, Forthcoming
EUI Law Working Paper No. 2009/02
33 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2009 Last revised: 24 Dec 2013
Date Written: March 1, 2009
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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Sartor, Giovanni, Defeasibility in Legal Reasoning (March 1, 2009). ESSAYS IN LEGAL DEFEASIBILITY, J. Ferrer, ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1367540