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  1. Scott Brewer, Logocratic Method and the Analysis of Arguments in Evidence.
    Legal analysis is dominated by legal arguments, and the assessment of any legal claim requires the assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of those arguments. The ‘logocratic’ method is a systematic method for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments. More specifically, it is a method designed to help the analyst determine what degree of warrant the premises of an argument provide for its conclusion. Although the method is applicable to any type of argument, this essay focuses on the logocratic (...)
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  2. Scott Brewer (ed.) (1998). Evolution and Revolution in Theories of Legal Reasoning: Nineteenth Century Through the Present. Garland Pub..
    This new collection illuminates and explains the political and moral importance in justifying the exercise of judicial power.Explores enduring questionsFocusing ...
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  3. Scott Brewer (1998). Logic, Probability, and Presumptions in Legal Reasoning.
     
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  4. Scott Brewer (ed.) (1998). Moral Theory and Legal Reasoning. Garland Pub..
    The articles in this volume consider at what stage of legal reasoning should a judge or lawyer make specifically moral judgments.
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  5. Scott Brewer (1997). Valuing Reasons: Analogy and Epistemic Deference in Legal Argument. Dissertation, Harvard University
    This thesis addresses two enduring issues in legal theory-- rationality and its association with rule of law values--by offering detailed models of two patterns of legal reasoning. One is reasoning by analogy. The other is the inference process that legal reasoners use when they defer epistemically to scientific experts in the course of reaching legal decisions. Discussions in both chapters reveal that the inference pattern known as "abduction" is a deeply important element of many legal inferences, including analogy and epistemic (...)
     
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