- International Law as an Argumentative Practice: On Wohlrapp’s Concept of Argument
- Transnational Legal Theory
- Volume | Issue number
- 7 | 1
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL)
It has become a commonplace to view international law as an argumentative practice. This commonplace, it is argued, clouds strong differences that re-emerge with closer scrutiny. What, specifically, is the place of reason, rhetoric or violence in the practice of arguing? The present article explores the question of what it means to argue. Since this is a grand question, it approaches the topic in conversation with a grand book, Harald Wohlrapp’s The Concept of Argument: A Philosophical Foundation, recently published in English translation.
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