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Burden of proof, presumption and argumentation

Author: Douglas N Walton
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The notion of burden of proof and its companion notion of presumption are central to argumentation studies. This book argues that we can learn a lot from how the courts have developed procedures over the years for allocating and reasoning with presumptions and burdens of proof, and from how artificial intelligence has built precise formal and computational systems to represent this kind of reasoning. The book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas N Walton
ISBN: 9781107046627 1107046629 9781107678828 110767882X
OCLC Number: 879034022
Description: xi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to basic concepts and methods --
2. Burdens of proof in legal reasoning --
3. Presumption in legal reasoning --
4. Shifting the burden of proof in witness testimony --
5. Burden of proof in dialogue systems --
6. Solving the problems of burden of proof --
7. Burdens of proof in different types of dialogue --
8. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Canada.
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This book explains how burden of proof and presumption work as powerful devices in argumentation, based on studying many clearly explained legal and non-legal examples.  Read more...

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'Douglas Walton has done it again. This important and timely book should be read by everyone concerned with the health and state of argumentation in a world that seems devoid of reasoning.' Ian I. Read more...

 
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