Artificial Intelligence and Law 15 (4):429-447 (2007)

Amalia Amaya
National Autonomous University Of Mexico
This paper argues that formal models of coherence are useful for constructing a legal epistemology. Two main formal approaches to coherence are examined: coherence-based models of belief revision and the theory of coherence as constraint satisfaction. It is shown that these approaches shed light on central aspects of a coherentist legal epistemology, such as the concept of coherence, the dynamics of coherentist justification in law, and the mechanisms whereby coherence may be built in the course of legal decision-making
Keywords Legal epistemology  Coherence  Belief revision  Constraint satisfaction
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DOI 10.1007/s10506-007-9050-4
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