Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2018
xvi, 386 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index
978-1-78471-260-0 : hardback
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Klassifikation der Library of Congress: K212
Dewey Dezimal-Klassifikation: 340.1
Regensburger Verbund-Klassifikation: PI 3020
"'Rethinking' legal reasoning seems a bold aim given the large amount of literature devoted to this topic. In this thought-provoking book, Geoffrey Samuel proposes a different way of approaching legal reasoning by examining the topic through the context of legal knowledge (epistemology). What is it to have knowledge of legal reasoning?"
General introduction -- What was the contribution of the medieval civilians? -- What was the contribution of the Roman lawyers? -- What was the contribution of the later civilians and the common lawyers? -- What is the institutional legacy? -- What is the legal literature legacy? -- How do legal reasoners treat facts? -- Is legal reasoning like medical reasoning? -- Is legal reasoning like reasoning in film studies? -- Is legal reasoning based on fictions? -- Can legal reasoning be rethought? -- Rethinking legal reasoning: should jurists take interests more seriously? -- Should jurists take interests more seriously (continued)?
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