Defeasible Reasoning

Victor Garcia Yzaguirre, Introduction to Defeasibility & Types of Implicit Exceptions

This lecture provides an overview of how legal theorists have understood the notion of defeasibility, i.e., that norms possess non-enumerable implicit exceptions prior to their application. In the first conference, we will examine what constitutes an implicit exception. In the second session, we will analyze two ways of understanding the process and outcome of defeating a norm.

Lecture Part 1

Part 2



Introduction to Defeasibility and Types of Implicit Exceptions

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In what ways can a judge defeat a norm?

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What does it mean for rules to be defeasible?

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How can a judge create an implicit exception to a rule of conduct?