Session 06.1.2

Tuesday, 14 July, second morning session: 11h-12h30

Logocratic Conception of Evidence and Inductive Evidence (Scott Brewer)

Themes Covered in this session:

  1. Induction as a mode of logical inference
  2. The distinction of inductive specification and inductive generalization: illustration from Knapp v. State
  3. The centrality of induction to inferences under the law of evidence
  4. Relations among induction, deduction, inference to the best explanation, and analogy
  5. Induction and defeasibility

Projections

  1. Scott Brewer, Logocratic Conception of Evidence and Inductive Evidence (link)

Readings

  • Brewer, Logocratic Method and the Analysis of Arguments in Evidence (link)
  • Dewey, Logical Method and Law (link)

Cases

Optional

  • Twining, The Rationalist Tradition of Evidence (link)

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