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The Resource Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law, Susan Haack

Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law, Susan Haack

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Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law
Title
Evidence matters
Title remainder
science, proof, and truth in the law
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Susan Haack
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Language
eng
Summary
"Is truth in the law just plain truth - or something sui generis? Is a trial a search for truth? Do adversarial procedures and exclusionary rules of evidence enable, or impede, the accurate determination of factual issues? Can degrees of proof be identified with mathematical probabilities? What role can statistical evidence properly play? How can courts best handle the scientific testimony on which cases sometimes turn? How are they to distinguish reliable scientific testimony from unreliable hokum? The dozen interdisciplinary essays collected here explore a whole nexus of such questions about science, proof, and truth in the law. With her characteristic clarity and verve, in these essays Haack brings her original and distinctive work in theory of knowledge and philosophy of science to bear on real-life legal issues. She includes detailed analyses of a wide variety of cases and lucid summaries of relevant scientific work, of the many roles of the scientific peer-review system, and of relevant legal developments"--
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Haack, Susan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Law in context
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  • Evidence (Law)
  • Admissible evidence
  • Science and law
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Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law, Susan Haack
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 416 pages
Isbn
9781107698345
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013048953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)865180061
Label
Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law, Susan Haack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 416 pages
Isbn
9781107698345
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013048953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)865180061

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