COHERENCE, EVIDENCE, AND LEGAL PROOF

@article{Amaya2013COHERENCEEA,
  title={COHERENCE, EVIDENCE, AND LEGAL PROOF},
  author={Amalia Amaya},
  journal={Legal Theory},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={1 - 43}
}
The aim of this essay is to develop a coherence theory for the justification of evidentiary judgments in law. The main claim of the coherence theory proposed in this article is that a belief about the events being litigated is justified if and only if it is a belief that an epistemically responsible fact finder might hold by virtue of its coherence in like circumstances. The article argues that this coherentist approach to evidence and legal proof has the resources to meet some of the main… Expand
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