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How do you argue? The pragma-dialectical Approach

by Giusy Conza

pp. 300-321 Issue 12 (6,2) – July-December 2019 ISSN (online): 2539/2239 ISSN (print): 2389-8232 DOI:


The objective of this work is to demonstrate, considering the importance of ‘case law’, the relevance of legal argumentation. At the same time, considering the significant contribution by Atienza to the theory of legal argumentation, I will try to clarify how to use pragma-dialectical theory to analyze and evaluate argumentation in actual practice. This reading is intended to provide a theoretical basis for the resolution of legal disputes.


legal argumentation, Pragma-dialectical approach, Case law, Legal reasoning
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