In the Epistemological Spotlight: Epidemiological Evidence in Toxic Torts

Memoria XV Congreso Panameño de Derecho Procesal (2018): 361-78.

University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-37

19 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2018

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Susan Haack

University of Miami - School of Law; University of Miami - Department of Philosophy

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Haack begins by telling the sad story of Andrew Wakefield's badly flawed work on MMR vaccination and autism, with the aim of showing that even a lay judge or jury, with the help of common sense and some epistemological principles, can make reasonable critical assessments of epidemiological evidence.

Keywords: vaccinations, toxic torts, epidemiology, evidence, evidence law, epistemology, experts

Suggested Citation

Haack, Susan, In the Epistemological Spotlight: Epidemiological Evidence in Toxic Torts (2018). Memoria XV Congreso Panameño de Derecho Procesal (2018): 361-78.; University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-37. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3263044

Susan Haack (Contact Author)

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University of Miami - Department of Philosophy ( email )

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