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Legal Reasoning and Legal Theory

Neil MacCormick


What makes an argument in a law case good or bad? Can legal decisions be justified by purely rational argument or are they ultimately determined by more subjective influences? These questions are central to the study of jurisprudence, and are critically examined in this book.

Keywords: argument, law case, good, bad, legal decisions, justified, rational argument, subjective influences, jurisprudence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198763840
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198763840.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil MacCormick, author