How to Theorize about Statistical Evidence (and Really, about Everything Else): A comment on Allen

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David Enoch

Hebrew University - The Philosophy Department and the Law School

Date Written: May 28, 2020

Abstract

This is a comment on a paper by Ronald Allen, in which he criticizes my earlier work on statistical evidence, and the entire philosophical discussion of which it is a part.

In response I make several broad methodological points - about the point of theorizing, about the use of intuitions about hypothetical cases, and about idealizations - and point out some more specific mistakes in Allen's discussion of statistical evidence.

Keywords: Legal epistemology, statistical evidence, sensitivity.

Suggested Citation

Enoch, David, How to Theorize about Statistical Evidence (and Really, about Everything Else): A comment on Allen (May 28, 2020). Quaestio Facti, 2020, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper 20-29, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3612501 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3612501

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