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Evidence

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ISBN-10: 0521710197

ISBN-13: 9780521710190

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Swenson-Wright, Andrew Bell, Karin Tybjerg

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Eight distinguished experts from a wide range of disciplines consider the nature and the use of evidence in the modern world. Peter Lipton begins the book by analysing evidence in general philosophical terms. Carlo Ginzurg then examines the ambiguities of historical evidence. Vincent Courtillot analyses the evidence for cataclysmic geological change. Monica Grady considers the evidence for life in space. Brian Greene discusses superstring theory and the quest for a unified theory of the universe. Philip Dawid explores the uses and abuses of statistical evidence in landmark legal cases while Cherie Booth looks at the role of evidence in domestic and international law. In the final chapter…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Karin Tybjerg is an affiliated research scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.

Introduction John Swenson-Wright
Evidence and explanation
Representing the enemy: historical evidence and its ambiguities
Evidence for catastrophes in the evolution of life and Earth
Evidence for life beyond Earth?
Evidence in theory
Statistics and the law
Legal evidence: judging the verities of advocates
Evidence for religious faith: a red herring
Notes on contributors
Index