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LAW AND LOGIC SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

Provisional Programme

Date: 1-6 July 2019

Place: Badia Fiesolana, Theatre

§ ABSTRACT

The Summer School on Law and Logic is being held for its seventh year, from 1-6 July 2019. This course
is designed to give students rigorous training in a wide variety of logical methods that can assist in the
analysis of law all kinds of legal analysts, including students, lawyers, judges and scholars. The overall
framework for the course is the Logocratic Method, a systematic method for assessing the strengths and
weaknesses of arguments, including, but not limited to, legal arguments. Since so much legal analysis
consists in making and evaluating arguments, this method can be a powerful tool for all legal analysts.

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§ PROGRAMME

Day 1, Monday 1 July (Theatre)

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:30 Session 1.1.1: Perceptions of cooperation and clash of logic and law – opening
thoughts about the utilities of logic for law – Basic definitions and methods of the
Logocratic Method

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break, Retro Teatro

11:00 – 12:30 Session 1.1.2: Logic and argumentation

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch, Mensa, Badia

14:00 – 15:30 Session 1.2.1: Introduction to propositional logic: Part 1

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break, Retro Teatro

16:00 – 17:30 Session 1.2.2: Introduction to propositional logic: Part 2

Day 2, Tuesday 2 July (Theatre)

9:00 – 10:30 Session 2.1.1: Review of basic concepts and exercises from the first day – l

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break, Retro Teatro

11:00 – 12:30 Session 2.1.2: Representing legal rules and legal arguments in propositional logic:
Part 1

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch, Mensa, Badia

14:00 – 15:30 Session 2.2.1: Representing legal rules and legal arguments in propositional logic:
Part 2

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break, Retro Teatro

16:00 – 17:30 Session 2.2.2: Review of basic concepts and exercises on propositional logic

Day 3, Wednesday 3 July (Theatre)

9:00 – 10:30 Session 3.1.1: From propositional to predicate logic: grammar and basic structure
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break, Retro Teatro

11:00 – 12:30 Session 3.1.2: From propositional to predicate logic: semantics and relations –
link

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch, Mensa, Badia

14:00 – 15:30 Session 3.2.1: Review of basic concepts and exercises on predicate logic – link

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break, Retro Teatro

16:00 – 17:30 Session 3.2.2: Modelling the law in predicate logic

Day 4, Thursday 4 July (Theatre)

9:00 – 10:30 Session 4.1.1: Argumentation and argument schemes

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break, Antirefettorio, Badia

11:00 – 12:30 Session 4.1.2: Formalising argumentation / Burdens of proof and presumptions –

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch, Mensa, Badia

14:00 – 15:30 Session 4.2.1: Review of basic concepts and exercises on argumentation theory
and tools

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break, Antirefettorio, Badia

16:00 – 17:30 Session 4.2.2: Analogical reasoning: Part 1 (Scott Brewer)

19:30 Social dinner at Ristorante Perseus

Day 5, Friday 5 July (Theatre)

9:00 – 10:30 Session 5.1.1. Analogical reasoning: Part 2

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break, Antirefettorio, Badia

11:00 – 12:30 Session 5.1.2: Deontic and modal logic: Part 1

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch, Mensa, Badia

14:00 – 15:30 Session 5.2.1: Deontic and modal logic: Part 2

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break, Antirefettorio, Badia
16:00 – 17:30 Session 5.2.2: Deontic logic and Hohfeldian concepts

Day 6, Saturday 6 July (Theatre)

9:00 – 10:30 Session 6.1.1: Induction: Generalisation and specification

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break, Retro Teatro

11:00 – 12:30 Session 6.1.2: Abduction: Inference to the best explanation (Scott Brewer)

12:30 – 14:00 Sala Rossa, Badia

14:00 – 15:00 Closing Session. Certificates for attendance