The Ultimate Justification of Moral and Legal Reasoning

  • Aleksander Peczenik
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 8)


As stated before, legal reasoning is supported by reasonable premises. A reasonable premise is not falsified and not arbitrary. A premise is thus reasonable if, and only if, the following conditions are fulfilled:
  1. 1.

    The premise is not falsified.

  2. 2.

    The hypothesis is not to a sufficiently high degree corroborated that this premise does not logically follow from a highly coherent set of premises.



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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksander Peczenik
    • 1
  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden

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