LSE Philosophy Assistant Professor Lewis Ross, Miguel Egler (Tilburg University) and Lisa Bastian (VU Amsterdam) have edited a special issue of the ‘American Philosophical Quartlery’ titled ‘Philosophical Dimensions of the Trial’
About the special issue:
Legal trials are a rich source of philosophical interest. Familiar moral and political topics often discussed in the abstract by philosophers find concrete expression in the high-stakes environment of the courtroom. Dusty epistemological questions about evidence and testimony become problems of momentous importance in the law, where errors can lead to the imprisonment of the innocent. It is therefore no surprise that legal philosophy is currently an exciting and fruitful area of research. This special issue of the American Philosophical Quarterly showcases some of this research, focusing on philosophical questions raised by the legal trial.
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