The Dynamics of Judicial Proof

Computation, Logic, and Common Sense

ISBN: 978-3-662-00323-7 (Print) 978-3-7908-1792-8 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-17

      Making Sense of the Process of Proof in Litigation

  3. Common Sense Reasoning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-41

      Artificial Intelligence, Mindreading, and Reasoning in Law

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      Pages 43-54

      Common Sense, Rationality and the Legal Process

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      Pages 55-78

      What Is “Common” about Common Sense? Cautionary Tales for Travelers Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries

  4. Fuzzy and Rough Logic

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79

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      Pages 81-117

      From Computing with Numbers to Computing with Words: From Manipulation of Measurements to Manipulation of Perceptions

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      Pages 119-133

      Fuzzy Logic and Its Application to Legal Reasoning — A Comment to Professor Zadeh

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      Pages 135-142

      A Primer on Rough Sets: A New Approach to Drawing Conclusions from Data

  5. The Structure of Factual Inference in Judicial Settings

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143

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      Pages 145-178

      Alternative Views of Argument Construction from a Mass of Evidence

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      Pages 179-195

      Explaining Relevance

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      Pages 197-236

      Theories of Uncertainty: Explaining the Possible Sources of Error in Inferences

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      Pages 237-239

      Models of Data Generation vs. Models of Events that Generate Data

  6. Dynamic Inference and Choice in Dynamic Environments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 241-241

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      Pages 243-259

      Action and Procedure in Reasoning

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      Pages 261-269

      Decision Analysis and Law

  7. Abductive Inference

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271

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      Pages 273-286

      Serendipity and Abduction in Proofs, Presumptions and Emerging Laws

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      Pages 287-305

      On the Proof Dynamics of Inference to the Best Explanation

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      Pages 307-336

      Species of Abductive Reasoning in Fact Investigation in Law

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      Pages 337-342

      Abductive Reasoning in Law: Taxonomy and Inference to the Best Explanation

  8. From Theory to Practice: “Intelligent” Procedures for Drawing Inferences Static and Dynamic Legal Environments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 343-343

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      Pages 345-383

      Computational Inference for Evidential Reasoning in Support of Judicial Proof

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      Pages 385-396

      Logical Argumentation, Abduction and Bayesian Decision Theory: A Bayesian Approach to Logical Arguments and Its Application to Legal Evidential Reasoning

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      Pages 397-416

      Structured Deliberation for Dynamic Uncertain Inference

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