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Neoliberalism

[New Entry by Kevin Vallier on June 9, 2021.] Though not all scholars agree on the meaning of the term, "neoliberalism" is now generally thought to label the philosophical view that a society's political and economic institutions should be robustly liberal and capitalist, but supplemented by a constitutionally limited democracy and a modest welfare state. Recent work on neoliberalism, thus understood, shows this to be a coherent and distinctive political philosophy. This entry explicates neoliberalism by examining the political [More]

Legal Probabilism

[New Entry by Rafal Urbaniak and Marcello Di Bello on June 8, 2021.] Legal probabilism is a research program that relies on probability theory to analyze, model and improve the evaluation of evidence and the process of decision-making in trial proceedings. While the expression "legal probabilism" seems to have been coined by Haack (2014b), the underlying idea can be traced back to the early days of probability theory (see, for example, Bernoulli 1713). Another term that is sometimes encountered in the literature is "trial by mathematics" coined by Tribe (1971). Legal [More]