Session 2.2.2

Representing the law in predicate logic: prospects and challenges (Scott Brewer and Giovanni Sartor)

Tuesday, July 17, second afternoon session: 15h40 – 17h

Themes covered in this session:

  1. Criteria of adequacy for representing legal arguments: when does one need propoisitional logic, when does one need predicate logic?
  2. The logic of definition
  3. Using logical tools to illuminate paradoxes: the legal version of Russell’s barber paradox
  4. An issue of nominalism vs. realism regarding predicates: Nietzsche’s challenge to deduction?

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