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Book Review: Evidence Matters - Science, Proof, and Truth in the Law

By Rafael Silva

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Evidence Matters Science, Proof, and Truth in the Law

By Susan Haack
Cambridge University Press (2014)


Susan Haack (pronounced “hawk”) is a world-renowned philosopher whose original work in epistemology (theory of knowledge) has earned international acclaim. Haack is regarded among the top philosophers today, and possibly, the most important woman ever in that field. She is currently Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.

Evidence Matters combines and updates essays, chapters, and books previously written, published and presented at numerous workshops, symposia, colloquia, and lectures, including mathematical faculties, medical, and law schools. Intimately familiar with the hyper-specialized professionalized guild of philosophers, the professor cautions against confusing it with the field of understanding knowledge pertinent to the law and evidence.

The book begins by tracing the criminal justice system’s ro

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