Cases, Materials and Analyses – Second Edition
By: J.S. Covington Jr.
Covington’s Structure of Legal Argument and Proof, Second Edition provides an introduction to argument, proof, and evidence analyzed in terms of classical logic. This work introduces the reader to theories of proof used in trials and provides methods for analyzing legal rules and abstractions that are essential to understanding legal studies. Professor Covington explains that legal reasoning is not as complex as the novice might believe it to be. With just two major forms of reasoning, inductive and deductive, and four kinds of argument, hypothesis, syllogism, analogy, and generalization, the structures of argument and proof are limited. Law instructors, students, and librarians will find this work to be an invaluable tool.
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Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2006