An Introduction to Legal Reasoning

By | June 3, 2017
An Introduction to Legal Reasoning Author Edward H. Levi
ISBN-10 022608972X
ISBN-13 9780226089720
Year 2013-09-19
Pages 128
Language English
Publisher University Of Chicago Press
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Originally published in 1949 An Introduction to Legal Reasoning is widely acknowledged as a classic text As its opening sentence states This is an attempt to describe generally the process of legal reasoning in the field of case law and in the interpretation of statutes and of the Constitution In elegant and lucid prose Edward H Levi does just that in a concise manner providing an intellectual foundation for generations of students as well as general readers For this edition the book includes a substantial new foreword by leading contemporary legal scholar Frederick Schauer that helpfully places this foundational book into its historical and legal contexts explaining its continuing value and relevance to understanding the role of analogical reasoning in the law This volume will continue to be of great value to students of logic ethics and political philosophy as well as to members of the legal profession and everyone concerned with problems of government and jurisprudence

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