DSPVP06 Legal argumentation

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D.
No special prerequisites needed.
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The course aims to acquaint students with the important issues of contemporary argumentation theory. Students will develop their practical ability of legal and moral reasoning. The course will include useful knowledge of logic, semantics, pragmatics, cognitive linguistics and behavioral economics. Theoretical knowledge will be illustrated on practical examples.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to: 1) critical thinking; 2) conscious structuring of one's own argumentation; 3) pregnant formulation of their thoughts; 4) sense for clarity 5) distinguishing between legally relevant and irrelevant components of argumentation 6) receptivity for fallacies 7) differentiation of value and factual components of argumentation 8) respect for the opponent 9) open mindedness 10) healthy skepticism to argumentation by authority
  • 1) Logika of legal reasoning 2) Semantics of legal language 3) Pragmatics of legal argumentation 4) Efficiency of persuasion 5) Fallacies in legal argumentation
Teaching methods
lectures, discussion, consultation
Assessment methods
active participation
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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