Evidence Matters: Science, Proof, and Truth in the Law

Evidence Matters: Science, Proof, and Truth in the Law

by Susan Haack
     
 

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Susan Haack brings her distinctive work in theory of knowledge and philosophy of science to bear on real-life legal issues.See more details below

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Susan Haack brings her distinctive work in theory of knowledge and philosophy of science to bear on real-life legal issues.

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Advance praise: "There is tremendous confusion in both law and science (including especially epidemiology) about the proper role of scientific evidence and interpretation of standards of proof in the law. No one has come close to the insight and understanding that should be crystal clear to anyone who reads this perfectly organized collection of essays. Haack alone delves into the historical development of the current confusion and brings her deep understanding of law and philosophy to mark the way out of the confusion. I hope that a copy will be sent to every justice on the US Supreme Court."
Richard W. Wright, Distinguished Professor of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent, College of Law

"Evidence Matters is an exciting collection of insightful essays from a respected authority that will receive attention from both philosophers and legal scholars."
Carl F. Cranor, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside

"… this is a consistently perceptive and erudite volume. Anyone who wishes to be well-informed on matters such as the adversarial system and its relationship to the question for truth, on what "truth" means to lawyers versus what it means to scientists or philosophers, or on whether the law ought even to concern itself with the task of demarcating science from other sorts of inquiry, should read this book and take account of its arguments."
Christopher C. Faille, The Federal Lawyer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107039964
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2014
Series:
Law in Context
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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