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Colloquium Amaya Amaya
5 July 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:00
The Amsterdam Centre on the Legal Professions and the Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence kindly invite you to a colloquium with Amalia Amaya.
Abstract Tapestry of Reason
Recently legal scholarship has been heavily influenced by coherence theories of law and adjudication. These theories significantly advance the case for coherentism in law, yet a number of problems remain. This ambitious new work is the first to develop a coherence-based theory of legal reasoning, and in so doing address, or at least mitigate, these problems. The book is organised in three parts. Part one critically analyses the main coherentist approaches to both normative and factual reasoning in law. Part two investigates coherence theory in a number of fields that are relevant to law: coherence theories of epistemic justification, coherentist approaches to belief revision and theory-choice, coherence theories of practical and moral reasoning and coherence-based approaches to discourse interpretation. Taking this interdisciplinary analysis as a starting point, part three develops a coherence-based model of legal reasoning, building upon the standard theory of legal reasoning, leading to a reconsideration of some of the basic assumptions that characterise this theory and suggesting some lines along which it may be further developed. Thus, the book not only improves upon the current state of coherence theory in law, but also helps to articulate a theory of legal reasoning that results in better decision-making.
Ronald Tinnevelt, Associate Professor Legal Theory, Radbout University
Iris van Domselaar, Assistant Professor Legal Ethics/Legal Philosophy, Executive Director Amsterdam Centre on the Legal Professions
Date: Tuesday 5 July
Time: 13:00 – 14:00hrs
Venue: Oudemanhuispoort, room C205