The Missing Link Revisited: The Role of Teleology in Representing Legal Argument

TitleThe Missing Link Revisited: The Role of Teleology in Representing Legal Argument
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBench-Capon, TJM
JournalArtificial Intelligence and Law
Volume10
Abstract

In this paper I recapitulate the ideas of Berman and Hafner (1993) regarding the role of teleology in legal argument. I show how these ideas can be used to address some issues arising from more recent work on legal argument, and how this relates to ideas associated with the New Rhetoric of Perelman. I illustrate the points with a discussion of the classic problem of which vehicles should be allowed in parks