Law and Philosophy Library

Arguments, Stories and Criminal Evidence

A Formal Hybrid Theory

Authors: Bex, Floris J.

  • Proposes a hybrid theory of legal reasoning for evidential problems
  • Combines arguments with stories in a novel way
  • Makes a central contribution to the field of evidence law
  • Contributes significantly to the theory of legal reasoning
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About this book

In this book a theory of reasoning with evidence in the context of criminal cases is developed. The main subject of this study is not the law of evidence but rather the rational process of proof, which involves constructing, testing and justifying scenarios about what happened using evidence and commonsense knowledge. A central theme in the book is the analysis of ones reasoning, so that complex patterns are made more explicit and clear. This analysis uses stories about what happened and arguments to anchor these stories in evidence. Thus the argumentative and the narrative approaches from the research in legal philosophy and legal psychology are combined. Because the book describes its subjects in both an informal and a formal style, it is relevant for scholars in legal philosophy, AI, logic and argumentation theory. The book can also appeal to practitioners in the investigative and legal professions, who are interested in the ways in which they can and should reason with evidence.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bex, Floris J.

    Pages 1-10

  • Reasoning with Criminal Evidence

    Bex, Floris J.

    Pages 11-31

  • Two Approaches to Reasoning with Evidence: Arguments and Stories

    Bex, Floris J.

    Pages 33-82

  • A Hybrid Theory of Stories and Arguments

    Bex, Floris J.

    Pages 83-100

  • A Formal Logical Hybrid Theory of Argumentation and Explanation

    Bex, Floris J.

    Pages 101-162

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0140-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0139-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arguments, Stories and Criminal Evidence
Book Subtitle
A Formal Hybrid Theory
Authors
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
92
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0140-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0140-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0139-7
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
109 b/w illustrations
Topics