Rethinking Legal Reasoning

Rethinking Law series

Geoffrey Samuel, Professor Emeritus, Kent Law School, UK

‘Rethinking’ legal reasoning seems a bold aim given the large amount of literature devoted to this topic. In this thought-provoking book, Geoffrey Samuel proposes a different way of approaching legal reasoning by examining the topic through the context of legal knowledge (epistemology). What is it to have knowledge of legal reasoning?

‘This excellent book pursues the author’s relentless ontological and epistemological project of thinking (and rethinking) legal reasoning, with a view to showing the relevance of law for the social sciences and the humanities: there is more indeed to law as a discipline than description of, and reasoning about, rules!’
– Horatia Muir Watt, Sciences Po Law School, France

2018 416 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 260 0 £85.50 £95.00 $135.00 $150.00
2020 416 pp Paperback 978 1 78471 262 4 £52.00 £40.00 $52.00 $65.00

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