January 27, 2009

New Issue of "Episteme" Devoted to Philosophical Issues in Evidence Law

Here.  I haven't seen a hard copy yet, but it's a distinguished group of contributors, including many of the major figures working at the intersection of evidence law and philosophy, such as Ronald J. Allen, Larry Laudan, Dale Nance, and Alex Stein, as well as promising younger scholars like Amalia Amaya, one of Laudan's colleagues at UNAM.  Certianly "must reading" for those interested in the area.  And the articles are avialable for free on-line currenlty!

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 27, 2009 in Philosophy of Evidence and Proof | Permalink | Comments (1)

January 03, 2008

New: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law

I am very pleased to announce that Leslie Green and I will be editing a new annual, the Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law, which will publish commissioned and solicited work by leading established and emerging scholars in the philosophy of law. The first volume will appear in 2009, and all volumes will appear in both cloth and paperback. OSPL will be part of the distinguished Oxford Studies series, including existing volumes in Ancient Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Metaethics.

The OSPL will include a broad range of problems and approaches, such as work in general jurisprudence, in the philosophical foundations of areas of substantive law, and in cognate areas of philosophy.  Both systematic essays and historical studies will be welcome.

All papers, including commissioned works, will be subject to review by the editors and by external referees. Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law will showcase the best new work in this growing field.

(Given this new project, I should note that I will be stepping down after seven years as an editor of Legal Theory.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 3, 2008 in General Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, Meta-Jurisprudence, My Books, Philosophy of Evidence and Proof, Specific Jurisprudence, The Continental Traditions | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 24, 2007

Laudan on "Rethinking Procedural Rights"

Here.  It would be hard to over-state how significant a paper this is for anyone interested in philosophical questions about proof and procedure; it should forever alter the terms of debate about the famous Blackstone ratio about the acceptable ratio of wrongful convictions to mistaken acquittals.

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 24, 2007 in Philosophy of Evidence and Proof | Permalink | Comments (0)