Article published in:Context-dependency of Argumentative Patterns
Edited by Frans H. van Eemeren
[Journal of Argumentation in Context 6:1] 2017
► pp. 44–58
The identification of prototypical argumentative patterns in the justification of judicial decisions
In this contribution I identify prototypical patterns in the justification of judicial decisions. From a pragma-dialectical perspective, I explain the nature and rationale for the argumentative patterns from the perspective of the institutional function of legal justification and I distinguish different argumentative patterns in clear cases and hard cases in the justification of judicial decisions.
Keywords: argumentative pattern, clear cases, hard cases, legal justification, legal decision, legal rule, legal interpretation method, prototypical argumentative pattern
Published online: 06 April 2017
Eemeren, F.H. van
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