Legal Logic

 

Reference: Legal Logic

Publisher: Central Book Supply Inc.

Author: Francis Julius Evangelista
David Robert Aquino

Chapter 1: Introduction

  1. Logic and Law
  2. Legal Reasoning
  3. Argument as an Expression of Reasoning
  4. Recognizing Arguments
  5. Components of Legal Reasoning
  6. Evaluating Legal Reasoning

Chapter 2: Fundamental Concept in Legal Reasoning

  1. Burden of Proof
  2. Evidence
  3. Relevance and Admissibility
  4. Testimony of Witnesses
  5. Expert Testimony
  6. Dependence on Precedents

Chapter 3: Deductive Reasoning in Law

  1. Deduction and Induction
  2. Syllogisms
  3. Types of Syllogisms
    • Categorical Syllogisms
    • Quantity of the Predicate
  4. Parts of a Categorical Syllogisms
  5. Rules for Validity of Categorical Syllogisms
  6. Hypothetical Syllogisms
  7. Conditional Syllogisms
  8. Rules for Conditional Syllogisms
  9. Enthymemes
  10. Polysyllogisms

Chapter 4: Inductive Reasoning

  1. Inductive Generalizations
  2. Evaluating Inductive Generalizations
  3. Analogical Arguments
  4. Evaluating Analogical Arguments

Chapter 5: Fallacies in Legal Reasoning

  1. Formal and Informal Fallacies
  2. Fallacies of Ambiguity
    • Equivocation
    • Amphiboly
    • Improper Accent
    • Vicious Abstraction
    • Composition
    • Division
  3. Fallacies of Irrelevance
    1. Argumentum ad Hominem
    2. Argumentum ad Misericordiam
    3. Argumentum ad Baculum
    4. Petitio Principii
  4. Fallacies of Insufficient Evidence
    1. Argumentum ad Amtiquum
    2. Argumentum ad Vericumdiam
    3. Accident
    4. Hasty Generalization
    5. Argumentum ad Ignorantiam
    6. False Dilemma

Chapter 6: Rules of Legal Reasoning

  1. Rules of Collision
  2. Rules of Interpretation and Construction
  3. Rules of Judgment
  4. Rules of Procedure

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