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Informatics and the Foundations of Legal Reasoning

  • Zenon Bankowski
  • Ian White
  • Ulrike Hahn

Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Zenon Bankowski, Ian White, Ulrike Hahn
    Pages 1-71
  3. John Bell
    Pages 73-97
  4. Neil MacCormick
    Pages 99-117
  5. Giovanni Sartor
    Pages 119-157
  6. Zenon Bankowski
    Pages 177-190
  7. S. C. Smith
    Pages 191-204
  8. Geoffrey Samuel
    Pages 205-224
  9. Garrett Barden
    Pages 245-269
  10. Robert A. Kowalski
    Pages 325-356
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 371-375

About this book


Informatics and the Foundations of Legal Reasoning represents a close collaboration between a wide range of disciplines and countries. Fourteen papers, together with a long analytical introduction by the editors, were selected from the contributions of legal theorists, computer scientists, philosophers and logicians who were members of an International Working Group supported by the European Commission. The Group was mandated to work towards determining how far the law is amenable to formal modeling, and in what ways computers might assist legal thinking and practice. The book is the result of discussions held by the Group over two and half years. It will help students and researchers from different backgrounds to focus on a common set of topics of increasing general interest. It embodies the results of work in progress and suggests many issues for further discussion.
A stimulating text for undergraduate and graduate courses in law, philosophy and computer science departments, as well as for those interested in the place of computers in legal practice, especially at the international level.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zenon Bankowski
    • 1
  • Ian White
    • 2
  • Ulrike Hahn
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of EdinburghScotland, UK
  2. 2.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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