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Proving causation: the holism of Warrant and the Atomism of Daubert

As my title indicates, [this conference] focuses on causation evidence in toxic-tort litigation; and as my sub-title suggests, it makes two main arguments, the first epistemological and the second legal. The epistemological argument is that, under certain conditions, as congeries of evidence warrants a conclusion to a higher degree than any of its components alone would do; the legal argument, interlocking with this, is that our evidence law imposes a kind of atomism than can actually impede the process of arriving at the conclusion most warranted by evidence - the effects of wich have been specially salient to causation eveidence in toxic-tort cases

Universitat de Girona. Departament de Dret Privat

Author: Haack, Susan
Date: 2010 March 18
Abstract: As my title indicates, [this conference] focuses on causation evidence in toxic-tort litigation; and as my sub-title suggests, it makes two main arguments, the first epistemological and the second legal. The epistemological argument is that, under certain conditions, as congeries of evidence warrants a conclusion to a higher degree than any of its components alone would do; the legal argument, interlocking with this, is that our evidence law imposes a kind of atomism than can actually impede the process of arriving at the conclusion most warranted by evidence - the effects of wich have been specially salient to causation eveidence in toxic-tort cases
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Citation: Haack, S. (2010). Proving causation: the holism of Warrant and the Atomism of Daubert. A Grup de recerca en Filosofia del Dret. Girona: Universitat. [Consulta 26 abril 2010]. Disponible a: http://hdl.handle.net/10256.1/1578
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256.1/1578
Language: eng
Publisher: Universitat de Girona. Departament de Dret Privat
Collection: Grup de recerca en Filosofia del Dret
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Subject: Substàncies perilloses -- Dret i legislació -- Congressos
Hazardous substances -- Law and legislation -- Congresses
Dret -- Filosofia -- Congressos
Law -- Philosophy -- Congresses
Title: Proving causation: the holism of Warrant and the Atomism of Daubert
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/lecture
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