Upcoming Activities

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 18:00
B0.118, Faculty of Law (Bouillonstraat 1-3)

picture The Inference to the Best Legal Explanation
MLP2 is delighted to welcome Claudio Michelon, Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Edinburgh, UK, who will be giving a talk on questions of legal reasoning and its inferential structure. Even though courts use inferences to the best explanation in many contexts and for a variety of purposes, Claudio Michelon believes that our understanding of lawyers' uses of this inferential form is insufficient and remains largely unexplored. In this presentation, he thus sets out (i) to clarify the types of claims courts support by deploying such inferences while attempting to justify legal principles; (ii) to explain the structure of such arguments and (iii) to analyse the "explanatory relationship on which arguments that take that form rely for their soundness."

We'd like to ask participants to read the draft version of the paper by Claudio Michelon before the session. Please e-mail to receive it.


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