Narrative Reasoning and Analogy: The Untold Story
Christy H. DeSanctis
affiliation not provided to SSRN
September 24, 2012
Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 9 (2012)
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Date posted: September 24, 2012