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Legal Defeasibility: An Introduction

Jordi Ferrer Beltrán and Giovanni Battista Ratti

in The Logic of Legal Requirements

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661640
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661640.003.0001
Legal Defeasibility: An Introduction

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This introductory chapter briefly sets out the purpose of the book, which is to shed some light on the different meanings of ‘defeasibility’ and to clarify the scope of the different ‘objects’ which are referred to by this expression. To this end the book has assembled some of the most prominent legal philosophers in the Anglo-American and Continental traditions to deal with a specific aspect of what is understood by ‘defeasibility’ in the legal domain, or in philosophical or logical domains which are presupposed by jurisprudents when coping with such a phenomenon. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: defeasibility; objects; legal philosopher

Chapter.  4073 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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