The Character of Legal Reasoning
54 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2015
Date Written: 2004
Legal reasoning is unique and distinctive. Good legal reasoning is a combination of practical wisdom (phronesis), craft (techne), and rhetoric (rhetorica). When composed harmoniously, these concepts constitute the bedrock characteristics of the good lawyer and judge.
Keywords: legal reasoning, phronesis, practical wisdom, techne, craft, rhetorica, rhetoric, lawyer, judge
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