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Foundations of Evidence Law

Alex Stein

  • The first systematic examination of the underlying theory of evidence in Anglo-American legal systems
  • Develops a new detailed theory that sets aside the traditional vision of evidence law as facilitating the discovery of the truth
  • Interdisciplinary arguments combine probability theory, epistemology, economic analysis, and moral philosophy
  • Controversially argues against increased discretion in adjudicative fact-finding
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