Formalizing legal coherence

J. C. Hage
2001 Proceedings of the 8th international conference on Artificial intelligence and law - ICAIL '01  
This paper briefly argues for a (particular variant of) a coherence theory of legal justification and theory construction. It does so by placing coherentism in a tradition of general epistemology and practical reasoning. One part of the theory, namely the part that deals with the relation between abstract goals and concrete regulations, is described in detail, and formalized.
doi:10.1145/383535.383538 dblp:conf/icail/Hage01 fatcat:6t6fcv4xp5fyzhl2vjg6o3wjv4