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Published: 26 March 2015

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199685783

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Allowing for Exceptions

A Theory of Defences and Defeasibility in Law

Luís Duarte d'Almeida

Oxford Legal Philosophy

  • A new theory of exceptions and their role in legal reasoning
  • Clarifies the relationship between legal defences and the allocation of burdens of proof
  • Discusses the structure of legal rules and the interplay of claims and answers in the legal process
  • Sheds new light on the offence/defence distinction in criminal law

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