The Character of Legal Reasoning
Brett G. Scharffs,
The Character of Legal Reasoning,
61 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 733 (2004),
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legal reasoning, phronesis, practical wisdom, techne, craft, rhetorica, rhetoric, lawyer, judge
Legal reasoning is unique and distinctive. Good legal reasoning is a combination of practical wisdom (phronesis), craft (techne), and rhetoric (rhetorica). When composed harmoniously, these concepts constitute the bedrock characteristics of the good lawyer and judge.
61 Wash. & Lee L. Rev.
Washington & Lee Law Review