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The Probable and The Provable

L. Jonathan Cohen


The book was planned and written as a single, sustained argument. But earlier versions of a few parts of it have appeared separately. The object of this book is both to establish the existence of the paradoxes, and also to describe a non-Pascalian concept of probability in terms of which one can analyse the structure of forensic proof without giving rise to such typical signs of theoretical misfit. Neither the complementational principle for negation nor the multiplicative principle for conjunction applies to the central core of any forensic proof in the Anglo-American legal system. There are ... More

Keywords: probability, forensic proof, non-Pascalian concept, Anglo-American legal system, complementational principle, negation, multiplicative principle, conjunction

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Print publication date: 1977 Print ISBN-13: 9780198244127
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244127.001.0001


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L. Jonathan Cohen, author

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