Fictions in legal reasoning

Dialogue 61 (3):451-463 (2022)
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Abstract

A legal fiction is a knowingly false assumption that is given effect in a legal proceeding and that participants are not permitted to disprove. I offer a semantic pretence theory that shows how fiction-involving legal reasoning works.

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Manish Oza
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