Evidence

Evidence

by Andrew Bell, John Swenson-Wright, Karin Tybjerg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521710197

ISBN-13: 9780521710190

Pub. Date: 06/02/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Eight distinguished experts from a wide range of disciplines consider the nature and the use of evidence in the modern world. Peter Lipton begins the book by analysing evidence in general philosophical terms. Carlo Ginzurg then examines the ambiguities of historical evidence. Vincent Courtillot analyses the evidence for cataclysmic geological change. Monica Grady

…  See more details below

Overview

Eight distinguished experts from a wide range of disciplines consider the nature and the use of evidence in the modern world. Peter Lipton begins the book by analysing evidence in general philosophical terms. Carlo Ginzurg then examines the ambiguities of historical evidence. Vincent Courtillot analyses the evidence for cataclysmic geological change. Monica Grady considers the evidence for life in space. Brian Greene discusses superstring theory and the quest for a unified theory of the universe. Philip Dawid explores the uses and abuses of statistical evidence in landmark legal cases while Cherie Booth looks at the role of evidence in domestic and international law. In the final chapter Karen Armstrong considers the role of evidence in religious belief.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521710190
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Series:
Darwin College Lectures Series, #19
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.43(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Introduction John Swenson-Wright, Andrew Bell and Karin Tybjerg; 1. Evidence and explanation Peter Lipton; 2. Representing the enemy: historical evidence and its ambiguities Carlo Ginzberg; 3. Evidence for catastrophes in the evolution of life and Earth Vincent Courtillot; 4. Evidence for life beyond Earth? Monica M. Grady; 5. Evidence in theory Brian Greene; 6. Statistics and the law Philip Dawid; 7. Legal evidence: judging the verities of advocates Cherie Booth; 8. Evidence for religious faith: a red herring Karen Armstrong; Notes on contributors; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >