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  • Methods of legal reasoningby Jerzy Stelmach; Bartosz Brozek

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Attempts to describe and criticize four methods used in legal practice, legal dogmatics and legal theory: logic, analysis, argumentation and hermeneutics. This book contains essays that seek to answer questions concerning the assumptions standing behind these methods, the limits of using them and their usefulness in the practice and theory of law. more...

  • Witness Testimony Evidenceby Douglas Walton

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Walton provides an introduction to argumentation theory and artificial intelligence as applied to the analysis and evaluation of witness testimony. more...

  • Legal Knowledge and Information Systemsby A.R. Lodder; L. Mommers

    IOS Press 2007; US$ 140.00

    This book includes papers from the twentieth JURIX conference (first organized in 1988). Over the years JURIX has become more and more international. JURIX is originally a Dutch/Belgian initiative. Nowadays, the conference papers are in majority from non-Dutch authors, and since 2002 JURIX is held outside the Netherlands and Belgium every other year.... more...

  • Demystifying Legal Reasoningby Larry Alexander; Emily Sherwin

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    This book defends the proposition that there are no special forms of reasoning peculiar to law. more...

  • On Law and Reasonby A. Peczenik

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    a This is an outline of a coherence theory of law. Its basic ideas are: reasonable support and weighing of reasons. All the rest is commentary.a (TM) These words at the beginning of the preface of this book perfectly indicate what On Law and Reason is about. It is a theory about the nature of the law which emphasises the role of reason in the law and... more...

  • Formulation of Appropriate Lawsby Paul F. White; Sardar M. N. Islam

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    The formulation of efficient laws is a central issue in the study, practice and implementation of laws since efficient laws have positive social, economic political and welfare effects. This book has developed an approach to the formulation of efficient laws with an illustrative application to electronic fund transfer regulation in Australia. more...

  • Law, Ontologies and the Semantic Webby J. Breuker; P. Casanovas; M.C.A. Klein

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 167.00

    Based on workshops and conferences on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law, this work deals with legal ontologies and Semantic Web applications, covering both theoretical aspects and practical systems. more...

  • Legal Knowledge and Information Systemsby E. Francesconi; G. Sartor; D. Tiscornia

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 145.00

    From its very beginning, legal informatics was limited to the study of legal databases, but very early on, the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques started being involved with the topic of the Jurix conference, namely knowledge-based systems. This book includes programmatic papers with accounts of applications and prototypes. more...

  • Diversity and Tolerance in Socio-Legal Contextsby Anne Wagner; Vijay K. Bhatia

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    This book explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of 'Diversity and Tolerance' – both oral and written – and how it might be clarified to avoid fear, and conflicts. It presents and examines recent research and theories at national level and on the international scene. more...

  • Living Speechby James Boyd White

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Language is our key to imagining the world, others, and ourselves. Yet sometimes our ways of talking dehumanize others and trivialize human experience. In war other people are imagined as enemies to be killed. The language of race objectifies those it touches, and propaganda disables democracy. Advertising reduces us to consumers, and clichés destroy... more...