Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Douglas Walton on Character Evidence

Douglas Walton's new book -- Character Evidence: An Abductive Theory (Springer 2008) -- looks very interesting.

I look forward to seeing what Doug has to say about abduction. In the late 1980s David Schum introduced me to the concept of abduction. That concept, abduction, played an important part in one or two of our joint papers about investigation, evidence, and inference. See, e.g., P. Tillers & D. Schum, "A Theory of Preliminary Fact Investigation," 24 University of California at Davis Law Review 931 (1991).

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