Title

Diversity of judgments: reason and emotions in forensic practice

Location

Room 1

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

Cognition, emotions, epistemic feelings, forensic rhetoric, legal argumentation, legal reasoning

Start Date

5-6-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

5-6-2020 9:00 AM

Abstract

The paper questions the role of emotions in judicial persuasion: first, we will provide a brief overview of the affective states, focusing on the structure of the s.c. epistemic feelings; then, we will present some experiments which are going to be developed in a current research-project in a local court in Italy, to understand the interpersonal effects of epistemic feelings on judicial persuasion; finally, we will draw conclusive reflections on the relationship between forensic rhetoric and emotion.

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Diversity of judgments: reason and emotions in forensic practice

Room 1

The paper questions the role of emotions in judicial persuasion: first, we will provide a brief overview of the affective states, focusing on the structure of the s.c. epistemic feelings; then, we will present some experiments which are going to be developed in a current research-project in a local court in Italy, to understand the interpersonal effects of epistemic feelings on judicial persuasion; finally, we will draw conclusive reflections on the relationship between forensic rhetoric and emotion.