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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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The Dynamics of Judicial Proof

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ISBN13: 9783790814590
ISBN: 3790814598
Published: February 2002
Publisher: Physica-Verlag
Format: Hardback
Price: £197.50

Fact finding in judicial proceedings is a dynamic process. This collection of papers considers whether computational methods or other formal logical methods developed in disciplines such as artificial intelligence, decision theory, and probability theory can facilitate the study and management of dynamic evidentiary and inferential processes in litigation. The papers gathered here have several epicenters, including (i) the dynamics of judicial proof, (ii) the relationship between artificial intelligence or formal analysis and ""common sense,"" (iii) the logic of factual inference, including (a) the relationship between causality and inference and (b) the relationship between language and factual inference, (iv) the logic of discovery, including the role of abduction and serendipity in the process of investigation and proof of factual matters, and (v) the relationship between decision and inference.

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Part 1: Common Sense Reasoning and Rough Logic
Part 2: Fuzzy and Rough Logic
Part 3: The Structure of Factual Inference in Judicial Settings
Part 4: Dynamic Inference and Choice in Dynamic Environments
Part 5: Abductive Inference
Part 6: From Theory to Practice: ""Intelligent"" Procedures for Drawing Inferences in Static and Dynamic Legal Environments
Part 7: Judicial Proof and Economic Rationality
Part 8: Causality.