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Rhetoric and The Rule of LawA Theory of Legal Reasoning$
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Neil MacCormick

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571246

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571246.001.0001

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Legal Narratives

Legal Narratives

(p.214) 11 Legal Narratives
Rhetoric and The Rule of Law


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This chapter deals with some of the matters that arise under the ‘problem of proof’. The issue considered is how it is possible to establish true or at least acceptable accounts of past events. It argues that a certain conception of coherence is essential to the process of proving what was done or what happened, namely ‘narrative coherence’.

Keywords:   narrative coherence, legal narrative, problem of proof

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