Probability, Explanation, and Inference: A Reply

11 International Journal of Evidence & Proof 307 (2007)

U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2925866

12 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2017

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This essay, published in a symposium issue on the “reference class problem” and legal evidence, replies to articles by Dale Nance, Mark Colyvan and Helen Regan, Robert Rhee, and Larry Laudan. We discuss the limits of probabilistic modeling of evidence and the relationship between such modeling and explanatory accounts of legal proof.

Keywords: probability, statistical evidence, inference, relevance, probative value, standards of proof, explanations, reference classes, beyond a reasonable doubt

Suggested Citation

Allen, Ronald Jay and Pardo, Michael S., Probability, Explanation, and Inference: A Reply (2007). 11 International Journal of Evidence & Proof 307 (2007); U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2925866. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2925866

Ronald Jay Allen

Northwestern University Law School ( email )

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Michael S. Pardo (Contact Author)

University of Alabama School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

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