Session 1.1.2

Argumentation and defeasibility (Henry Prakken, Giovanni Sartor)

Monday, 16 July, second morning session: 11h-12h30

Themes covered in this session:

  1. The structure of arguments
  2. Arguments and counterarguments: rebutting, undercutting and premise attack
  3. Deductive and defeasible arguments
  4. Dialectical status of arguments


  • Argumentation and Defeasibility, Henry Prakken and Giovanni Sartor (link)


  • Henry Prakken (2012), Logical aspects of legal argumentation (link)
  • Giovanni Sartor (2012), Defeasibility in legal reasoning (link)


  • Monge v. Beebe Rubber Co.(link)
  • Riggs v. Palmer (link)

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