Publication details [#699]

Alexy, Robert. 1978. Theorie der juristischen Argumentation: Die Theorie des rationalen Diskurses als Theorie der juristischen Begründung. Suhrkamp. 397 pp.
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Book – monograph
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Person as a subject


A. develops a theory of juridical argumentation as one type of 'practical discourse' (distinguishing, for instance, internal and external forms of justification). Rules and principles are formulated and discussed. The book starts with a critical overview of various theories of practical discourse (including speech act theory, Habermas' consensus theory of truth, and Perelman's theory of argumentation).

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