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Author Henderson, Greig E., author
Title Creating legal worlds [ebook] : story and style in a culture of argument / Greig Henderson
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2015]
Copyright ©2015
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The cost of persuasion: figure, story, and eloquence in the rhetoric of judicial discourse -- Pure and impure styles: formalism and pragmatism in the language of decision writing -- The perils of analogy: legal world-making and judicial self fashioning in Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad -- Murder, they wrote: the rhetoric of causation in the language of the law -- Narrative theory and the art of judgment: the anatomy of a Supreme Court decision -- The look in his eyes: Rusk v. State, State v. Rusk -- Rhetoric, philosophy, and law -- Postscript: rhetoric, postmodernism, and skepticism
Summary Through careful analyses of notable cases from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Greig Henderson analyses how the rhetoric of storytelling often carries as much argumentative weight within a judgement as the logic of legal distinctions
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Subject Law -- Language
Law and literature
Forensic orations
Forensic orations.
Law and literature.
Law -- Language.
Electronic books
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781442624504

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