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A Philosophy of Evidence Law: Justice in the Search for Truth

H. L. Ho


The dominant approach to evaluating the law of evidence takes the standpoint of a detached observer and focuses on how the trial system should be structured to guard against the production of wrong verdicts. This book offers a different account from the perspective of the person responsible for making findings of fact. From that angle, complex and intertwining ethical and epistemic considerations come into view. After setting the stage with an introduction to general aspects of fact-finding and an analysis of the epistemology of trial deliberation, the two approaches are applied to three core ... More

Keywords: proof, trial, fact-finding, verdict, epistemology, ethics, justice, virtue, empathic care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199228300
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228300.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. L. Ho, author
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore