A Teleological Approach to Legal Dialogues
EUI Law Working Paper No. 2006/28
24 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2007
Date Written: October 2006
This paper aims at connecting two ideas that play a fundamental role in Robert Alexy's theory of legal reasoning, namely, on the one hand the idea of a dialogue and on the other hand the idea of a value (a goal to be realised in the political and legal domain). In particular, I shall argue that goal-oriented (teleological) considerations can contribute to determining the structure of dialectical interactions. Correspondingly, it is possible identify a variety of teleologically justified kinds of legal dialogues.
Keywords: legal reasoning
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