Inquiry and Advocacy, Fallibilism and Finality: Culture and Inference in Science and the Law

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Susan Haack

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

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Abstract

Science is the search for truth - it is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent...[Linus Pauling] If ...a judge [is] presiding over the hearing of a case, that cause must be decided somehow, no matter how defective the evidence may be... But the idea of science is to pile the ground before the foot of the outworks of truth with the carcasses of this generation, and perhaps of others to come after it, until some future generation, by treading on them, can storm the citadel. [C. S. Peirce]

Suggested Citation

Haack, Susan, Inquiry and Advocacy, Fallibilism and Finality: Culture and Inference in Science and the Law. Law, Probability and Risk, Vol. 2, pp. 205-214, September 2003 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=805057

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