Philosophy of Evidence Law: Inferential Contextualism and the Function of context-relevant Doubts in Criminal Process

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Abstract

The present book tackles the question of what it means to raise a knowledge-claim about the guilt of the defendant in criminal adjudication and provide a reasoned verdict. Through careful examination of the use of concepts like 'knowledge', 'truth' and 'justification' it constructs a structure of justification for forensic evidence, which prescribes the epistemic rights and duties of the fact triers. Inferential Contextualism, i.e. the favored theory of justification, is defended against the charges of relativism and applied to various legal problems.
Translated title of the contributionPhilosophy of Evidence Law: Inferential Contextualism and the Function of context-relevant Doubts in Criminal Process
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDuncker & Humblot
Number of pages360
Volume277
ISBN (Electronic)9783428145553
ISBN (Print)9783428545551
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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