The Legal Argument Game of Legal Relations

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The Language of LEGAL RELATIONS (LLR) is a representation language for expressing rules and arguments in the legal domain. The fundamental legal conceptions of Wesley N. Hohfeld, one of the foremost legal philosophers of the 20th Century, provide the first giant step in the development of the LEGAL RELATIONS Logic (LRL) that underlies LLR. LRL is an extension, enrichment, and formalization of the eight fundamental legal conceptions that Hohfeld viewed as "the lowest common denominators of legal discourse that could be used to describe every possible legal state of affairs and every change in such states.This robustness is actually achieved by LRL, along with its capacity to represent every possible legal rule as well as every possible legal argument.

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