Exploratory Essays 2nd Revised edition
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Rethinking Evidence by William Twining
Book DescriptionThe Law of Evidence has traditionally been perceived as a dry, highly technical, and mysterious subject. This book argues that problems of evidence in law are closely related to the handling of evidence in other kinds of practical decision-making and other academic disciplines, that it is closely related to common sense and that it is an interesting, lively and accessible subject. These essays develop a readable, coherent historical and theoretical perspective about problems of proof, evidence, and inferential reasoning in law. Although each essay is self-standing, they are woven together to present a sustained argument for a broad inter-disciplinary approach to evidence in litigation, in which the rules of evidence play a subordinate, though significant, role. This revised and enlarged edition includes a revised introduction, the best-known essays in the first edition, and chapters on narrative and argumentation, teaching evidence, and evidence as a multi-disciplinary subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521675376
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An intellectual biography of Karl Llewellyn, originally published in 1973. Includes a preface by Frederick Schauer and an afterword by William Twining.
Evidence, Inference and Enquiry, Hardback (December 2011)
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How to Do Things with Rules, Paperback (May 2010)
New to English law? Need to know how rules are interpreted and applied? This classic textbook, fully updated, shows how.
Human Rights, Southern Voices, Paperback (September 2009)» View all books by William Twining
This anthology introduces the ideas of four jurists who present distinct 'Southern' perspectives on human rights.
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Author Biography - William Twining
William Twining is Quain Professor of Juisprudence Emeritus at University College London, and a regular Visiting Professor at the University of Miami School of Law. His writings on evidence include Analysis of Evidence (2nd edn, Cambridge University Press 2005).
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