Artificial Intelligence and Law

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 307–314 | Cite as

Eveline T. Feteris: Fundamentals of legal argumentation

Springer, 2017, 2nd edn, pp. 363
  • T. J. M. Bench-CaponEmail author
Book review

Argumentation has been at the heart of the AI and Law enterprise since its very beginning. One of the earliest AI and Law programs, Taxman (McCarty 1976), attempted to model the majority and minority arguments in a leading case, Eisner v Macomber, computationally. Since then many AI and Law researchers have explored legal argumentation, using both formal techniques (see Prakken and Sartor (2015) for a survey) and more empirical techniques (see Bench-Capon 2017). Equally long standing is the investigation of legal argumentation from the perspective of argumentation theory1, in particular that of the pragma-dialectics group at the University of Amsterdam, from which this book originates. Eveline Feteris has been a long standing member (since 1986) of this group, and has published extensively on legal argumentation including (Feteris 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008) and (Feteris 2016). The book under review is a completely updated, revised and extended second edition: the first...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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